The 28th annual reunion of the descendants of Emmett and Gracie Brown and friends was hosted recently at the Tygart Valley Baptist Church on Files Creek Road in Beverly.
Thelma Brown France extended a welcome to everyone. Dan Edmond asked the blessing. Following the blessing, a covered-dish luncheon was served.
The event included a Right-Left game conducted by Jamie Knicely, who awarded prizes to the last three people holding the bag, and a Yankee Gift Exchange under the guidance of Larry Knicely. Karen Eye brought photo albums of all the past reunions, giving everyone the opportunity to reminisce while looking back over previous reunions
A family quilt, handmade by Janet Atkinson and Karen Eye, was presented to Thelma France.
Family and friends attending were Janet Atkinson, David Atkinson, Karen Eye, Bill Eye, Dan Edmond, Carol Edmond, Daniel Edmond, Bernard Swecker, Cappy Edmond, Tom Edmond, Jim Brown, Barbara Brown, Eric Ferguson, June Ferguson, Rebecca Ferguson, Jamie Knicely, Melissa Knicely, Steve Ferguson, Lina Ferguson, Thelma France, Ella McLaughlin, Tom McLaughlin, Dennis McLaughlin, Glen Isner, Mike Knicely, Roxanne Knicely, Leah Knicely, Sarah Knicely, Antony DeBartolomeo III, Michelle Hill, Lydia Hill, Larry Knicely, Bonnie Knicely, Cheri Riemer, Chris Riemer, Brittni Riemer, Ashley Riemer, Jim Knicely and Suzanne Knicely.
The 29th Brown reunion will be on July 18 2009, at the Tygart Valley Baptist Church, on Files Creek, beginning at noon.