The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune (Muscatine, Iowa) Friday, August 28, 1931 - Page 4
Reunion of Vanattas Is Staged Here One of the most successful reunions reunions of the Vanatta family was the fourteenth annual reunion held Thursday at Weed park, beginning beginning with a basket dinner at noon and continuing through the afternoon hours. D. C. Vanatta presided at the business meeting at which it was unanimously voted to hold the annual reunion next year at Weed park, Muscatine, on the last Thursday In August. The following following officers were elected: President, Mrs. C. B. Vanatta, Muscatine; vice president, D. C. Vanatta, Muscatine; secretary, Mrs. Carl Seastrand, Reynolds, II!.; assistant secretary, Ralph Vanatta, Buffalo Prairie, 111.; treasurer, Elbert McGreer, Illinois Illinois City, 11., re-elected. The new president will appoint the entertainment entertainment committee for the corning corning year. Games and contests were held during the afternoon and numerous numerous prizes were awarded the winners. winners. A kittenball game was one of the features, and ice cream and cake were served late In the afternoon. An especially good time was enjoyed by all, with some members of the family coming from a great distance including including the following; Mr. and Mrs. John V. Beards ley from Stromsbcrg, Neb.,'a dls tance of more than 400 miles Mrs. Charles Retherford an< daughters Lois, Darlene and Bon Ttie Jean of Galesburg. 111.; Mrs Ed Wicket. Kcithsburg, 111.; Mrs Minnie Johnson and daughte Mary Louise, Molinc, III., 1 Mrs Anna Gaunt, Rock Island; Mrs S. E. Bahringer and daughter Violet, Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Vance, Mr. and Mrs. James Vance, and Carleen Colclasure Aledo, 111.; Marjorie Baner, Kew Boston, 111.; Mrs. Carl Seastrand and Marian Danelson, Reynolds Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Brown, Mrs Glen Brown and daughter Moreen, Ina Fae Roe, Taylor Ridge. III.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bridgford, Joy, 111.; Mr. and Mrs Charles Mardock and daughter Aileen, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Vanatta, Vanatta, Merle Eorutt, Eliza, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Clair Alonson and daughters Edith, Uneta, Leah Beverly, and Nancy, Mr. and Mrs, Ralph Vanatta. Clifford, Marjorie, Marjorie, Gladys, Wendell and Don- aid, E. J. Kistler. Benjamin Marquis, Marquis, Buffalo Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert McGreer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vanatta, Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Potter, Lloyd and Alta of Illinois City. Muscatino members present were Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Vanatta and daughter Elhelyn, Orchard avenue, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Vanatta. Vanatta. West Third strefct, Mrs. W. W. Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Vanatta, Mrs. W. O. Vanatta, Mr. and Airs. Roy Vanatta and Viola, Mrs. A. W. Crow, Merle and Betty Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Herman Schmidt, William Nyenhuls, Mr. and Mrs. oy Varce, James B., Jr.. Ruth, Mildred, and Robert Roy, Harvey G. Allbee, Harriet Nau, Bert Hartman and George Randleman.