The seventh annual reunion of the descendants of David Leander Laughery and Martha Jane Harbaugh was held on Sunday, August 15, 1971 at the home of Willis and Dorothy Laughery. The day was sunny and hot, but an occasional breeze under the large trees made it pleasant. The buffet dinner and homemade cakes and ice cream were enjoyed by all.
A business meeting was conducted by both Ruth and Dorothy Laughery in the absence of the president and vice president, Ronald Case and Willis Laughery. Loretta Downes acted as secretary, for Hazel Davis.
Dorothy Laughery read a letter from Isabelle Ream concerning a request from the Harbaugh family to contribute money toward the replacement of the tombstone of Casper Harbaugh, who was the great, great, grandfather of Art and Willis Laughery. This particular grave is located in the New Centerville, PA. [See Harbaugh Reunion Archives entry for 1971.]
Buck Thompson made a motion that our reunion group send twenty dollars to Isabelle Ream to pay our part. The motion was carried by the group with only one opposing. Twenty dollars cash was given to that day by our new treasurer Linda Vincent to Dorothy Laughery. An extra five dollars was donated by Dorothy Laughery which was appreciated by the family. A total of twenty five dollars was to be forwarded to Isabelle Ream by Dorothy Laughery.
A motion was made by Irene Vincent to hold next year’s reunion at Wheeler’s Park in Harrington, Del. A vote was taken and was unanimous. Nancy and Buck Thompson offered the use of their house located next door to the park for any necessary needs. Also at this time we want to thank Dorothy and Willis Laughery for the use of their home for the past reunions.
New officers elected were as follows-
Door prizes were won as follows-
Respectfully submitted, Debbie Vincent and JoAnn Thompson