The 84th Annual Snavely Reunion
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Morrison’s Cove Memorial Park
Attendance: 34 Adults, 5 Children
Doors to the banquet hall opened at 11:00 a.m. and family members began arriving. Three rows of separate tables set for 8 persons each allowed families to sit together and also left plenty of room for the children to play while adults chatted.
Rod Templon had a computer set up so that everyone could see and talk to Aunt Ada and Sonia through Skype. It was wonderful for them to be a part of the day.
At 12:30 p.m. George Ellis Snavely and Carol Snavely Zangrilli announced the luncheon was ready and asked all to take their place while Rod Templon led the invocation. The menu included salad, bbq boneless chicken breast, steamed mixed vegetables, baked ziti with marinara sauce, rolls & butter, vegetables & dip, fresh fruit cups and an assortment of cakes and cookies. All seemed pleased with the presentation, food quality & taste.
Elizabeth Woomer and Carol Snavely Zangrilli conducted the children’s games followed the luncheon.
George and Carol called the business meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
Announcements/Good of the Order followed:
- Bonnie and Tom Snyder were not able to attend as they were attending the 25th Wedding Anniversary and renewal of vows for daughter Debbie and husband Jim Bear.
- Bob Stacey and wife Ginney lost their grandson Devin Stacey, age 17, in March.
- Ginney Stacey, wife of Bob, has stopped all treatments for cancer and is not expected to recover.
- Dick and Linda Stacey lost their son Brian in a motorcycle accident September 2012.
- Rodney had mugs made with the family crest and 84th Annual Reunion on one side and a photo of the 11 Snavely sisters and brother on the other. They are available for a donation of $10, cost of the mug.
Carol Snavely Zangrilli, Treasurer, reported an opening balance today of $1108. The hall and catering are expected to cost $843, gifts $48 and kids games $21, mugs $200 leaving a balance of -$8. The anticipated balance at the end of today will be over $500 plus monies raised by auction. This includes $10/person contribution toward meal and donations for mugs.
Carol opened the question of whether or not people were satisfied with the meal arrangements. She proposed that the treasury support the dinner again next year. A few suggestions were made for the menu, but consensus is that Carol makes the choices as best suits.
George Snavely presented the 2013 Recognitions:
Most Senior Woman: Frances Snavely Woomer
Most Senior Man: Leroy Demaree
Youngest Child: Tanner Stroup, age 6, grandson of Dick and Linda Stacey
Largest Family: Eleanor Snavely Smith family including Joyce and John Anderson; Rod, Michelle and Andrew Templon; Donna Higginbotham; Kevin and Debbie Robison, daughters Madeline and Natalie & friend,
Traveled Longest Distance: Donna Higginbotham, 1073 miles from Palmetto Florida
Candy Jar Guess: 105 pieces of candy. Linda Stacey guessed 107 to win the prize.
Elizabeth Woomer suggested we have adult games next year, at least the balloon toss.
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. and concluded with singing the family hymn BLEST BE THE TIE THAT BINDS.
Dick Stacey conducted the auction assisted by sisters Lucy and Emily.
Elizabeth Kidston Davic, Secretary
Granddaughter of Edith Snavely Thomas
Francis Woomer, Charles & Elizabeth Woomer
Leroy Demaree, David Demaree
George & Laura Snavely, Cara & Sara; Carol Snavely & Dave Zangrelli, Emily & Nicholas
Shirley Lytle, Jim Lytle, Al & Diane Lytle, Betty Lytle
Joyce & John Anderson; Rod, Michelle, Andrew Templon; Donna Higginbotham;
Kevin & Debbie Robison, Madeline, Natalie & friend
Dick & Linda Stacey, Tanner Stroup; Lucinda Arbogast Goss; Emily Bishop
Gladys Kidston; Judy & Jim Pellegrino; Betty & Bob Davic
~~~~~N O T I C E~~~~~
THE 85TH SNAVELY REUNION WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 AT MORRISON COVE MEMORIAL PARK, MARTINSBURG PA.
· Doors open 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
· The meal will again be catered as required by contract
· Families may bring anything special they wish.
· Family contribution is requested at $10/person, $5/child, and payable at door. The reunion treasury will support the balance.
· Representatives for each of the 10 families are to contact Carol by July 15 with a final count for the caterer.