Hawkinson-Swanson family holds 50th reunion

GERRY — Members of the Hawkinson-Swanson family met on July 9 for the 50th family reunion at Friendship Park in Gerry.

The descendants of John and Selma Hawkinson Swanson and J. Algot and Emma Hawkinson Swanson enjoyed a tureen lunch. A short business meeting was held by family president, Larry Barmore and secretary, Sandy Hawkinson.

After the meeting, several games of the Swedish game Kubb were enjoyed by family members. Attending from the farthest distance was Melvin Swanson from Carver, Minnesota and the oldest attendee was Ralph Swanson from Forestville.

The 51st reunion will be held in the same location on Sunday, July 8, 2018.