The annual reunion of family and friends of Vallie and Lizzie (Durst) Bauer was held July 23 in the dining hall of the West Virginia State Farm Museum.
Everyone was welcomed by the president, Mack Bauer. George Smoulder gave the blessing for the meal and remembered the passing of J. D. and John Harrah during the past year. A pot luck dinner was enjoyed at 12:30 p.m.
After dinner, a short business meeting was held. The same officers will serve for another year. They are Mack Bauer, president, Darlene Haer, secretary and Susan Jones, treasurer. A collection was taken to pay the reunion expenses. Passed out to each person present was a key chain flashlight engraved with ”Bauer Family Reunion 2017.” The 2018 reunion is planned for July 22 at the same place. A drawing of door prizes was conducted. Included in the prizes were a snowman wreath and decorative pillow made by 96-year old Garnet Bauer Schwarz. To close out the reunion, many flavors of homemade ice cream was provided by Mack Bauer.
Those attending were Kourtney Bordman of Winston Salem, N.C., Ed Bauer and Vicki Reynolds, Aberdeen, N.C., Elizabeth Jones Smith, Adrian, Mich., Todd Smith, Temperance, Mich., Doug and Sharon Pafford, Moneta, Va., Andrea, Shana, Leigh, Michaela and Diana Piotti, Clinton, Tenn., Vallie and Iris Bauer, Marengo, Ohio, Mike Costanzo, Dublin, Ohio, Wayne Bauer and Susan Bauer, Proctorville, Ohio, Chad Moore and Amy Parker, Logan, Ohio, Sam & Pebbles Bauer, Rutland, Ohio, George and Mary Smoulder, Wheeling, Tim and Francine Bauer, Brian, Kennedy and Corinne Lee of Parkersburg, Jim and Connie Bauer, Mineral Wells, John, Teresa and Ben Haer, Charles W and Charlie Chapman, and Phyllis Harrah, Huntington, Nathan, Amanda, Nicholas and Layla Spencer, Dunbar, Libby Casto, Scott Depot, Marvin and Roberta Coleman, Kenna, Earl and Sidney E. Bauer, III, Letart, Paula Gregory and Woody Moore, Mason and Darrell and Mary Ann Herdman, Darrell Jr., Vickie, D. W. III, David, Tuesday, Joseph and Jazmine Herdman, Charles and Tammy McDade, Janet, Parker and Hannah Magill and Matthew Richmond of Leon.
Attending from Point Pleasant were Garnet (Bauer) Schwarz, Mack Bauer, Jeannie and Terry Sayre, Darlene Haer, Becky Haer, Susan Jones, Rosita, Butch, and Ethan Bauer, Roslyn, Jason and Trenton Bright, Mike Hughes, Renea, Gracyn, Jensen and Brian Gay and John and Debbie Endicott.
Submitted by Secretary Darlene Haer.