Notes from the Reunion
By Lori Stephenson - Jul 23, 2000
The Reunion was wonderful. Over 70 of our cousins got together at the French Lick Senior Citizens Center. We had Mary Nell Fowler come all the way from Kansas City, Kansas and several cousins that travelled down from Michigan and Northern Indiana.
The Oldest Cousins in attendence were Ranza Emmons (77) and Edith Jones Emmons (79).
The Youngest Cousins in attendence were David Ryan Emmons age 30 months and Keeley Tow age 18 months.
Traveling the farthest were Mary Nell Fowler from Kansas and Dottie Shelt from Edwardsburg, Michigan.
We played Emmons Family Bingo using the more interesting names in the family like Elzora Waggoner, Ceyfus Emmons, ect.
There were Coasters and Mousepads sold and given away as Prizes that said Emmons Family Reunion on them.
The names of the Emmons cousin's that we had lost in the last year was read and a candle remained lit throughout the reunion in their memory and honor.
The Business meeting was held after the games.
Chairperson for next year : Roger Wininger h/o Phyllis Emmons Wininger 4th great-granddaughter of Serinus and Lydia Romine Emmons (Cyrenus's Line)
Co-Chair was voted as Kathy Quinn Kalb 6th great grand-daughter of Serinus Emmons (Cyrenus's Line)
Secretary is Lisa Hendrixson 5th great-granddaughter of Serinus and Lydia Romine Emmons (Cyrenus's Line)
Treasure is Lester "Jim" Freeman 4th great-grandson of Serinus and Lydia Emmons. (Cyrenus's Line).
The 3rd Annual Emmons Family Reunion will be held the 4th Sunday in July of 2001 at the French Lick Senior Citizen;s Center at 1 PM.
There were known descendents of Samuel Emmons and Cyrenus Emmon's in attendence, 2 of Serinus and Lydia Emmon's sons.
We missed all of you who were unable to attend and hope that you will be able to next year.