Florence News 8-31-17

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The Swiss Wine Festival Parade was really nice Saturday. Glenda Sullivan, Patty Chase, Charles and Alberta Pickett, Roy and Bonnie Duckworth, Randy, Michelle, Kiersten and Kaden McClure, Rhonda Scott, Barbara Jean Keith and others met on a good corner spot to see the parade and visited with Denny Bowman and others. After the parade Glenda and Patty went to the Vevay High School Alumni dinner at the High School Gym. There was over 260 classmates and guests there and more came in after the dinner for the meeting and entertainment. Verle Truitt from the class of 1951 came for the entertainment and met old friends. His daughter Bonnie and husband Roy brought him. His sister Sherry was in the singing group. Bill Roberts (class of 1954) and Mary said they like living in Florida, but miss Bennington.

My class of 1954 had 10 classmates present: Clara Henry, Patty Chase, Martha Sloan, Arlene Facemire, Lona Mathews, Royce Stininger, Newell Fox, Jerry McKenzie, Bill Roberts, Jim Welch.

I hope to have more Wine Festival news next week.

Clayton and Devin Seale, Sondra Hyde, Richard and Janet Sullivan, Glenda Sullivan, and Squeak and Jeanette Knaus visited Tracy Seale at the Waters of Clifty Falls.

Glenda and Patty had lunch at Bob Evans in Madison and had a nice visit with Henry and Maxine Bushman and Terry Woods.

Jeanette and Squeak Knaus, Janet and Richard Sullivan, Christy, Jodi, Jennifer, Teryn and Deanna have spent many hours at Swiss Villa with Marjorie Whitham. Jo Konkle and Nick Stevens and others have also visited Marjorie. Keep her in your prayers.

Ginny Ann Adams is in a nursing home. Her address is Four Season Nursing Home, 1907 Taylor Road, Room 206, Columbus, Indiana , 47203.

Jim McSwain is also in a nursing home. Roy Lee Patterson gave me this address for him: Jim McSwain, 5870 North Piqua Road, Decatur, Indiana 46733.

LeAnn Lozier spent one night with Judy and Lori Lozier and enjoyed the Wine Festival.

Joe Johnson called to say his brother Ed Johnson of Aurora celebrated his 91st birthday with family and friends at the camp in Florence. Happy Birthday, Ed.

The Vevay High School class of 1957 had its yearly get together at the Pines in Madison on Sunday. Fifteen classmates and six guests attended. Those who attended were: Ramona and Clarence Hunt, Jim Leap, Raymond Slack, Don and Carolyn Truesdell, Patty Chase, Glenda Sullivan, Lois Fothergill, Linda and Gene Robbins, Nell Cayton, Hazel Wilkerson, Paul Reed, Donna Raisor, Peggy Furnish, Joy Dean Lee, Keith and Pat Dixon and Lloyd and Deanna Christman all enjoyed the good meal and visit.

Cleo Detmer and family and several members of the Juanita Detmer family met at the Pines Sunday for their yearly meeting.

Margaret Lee Weidmann’s company was Kay O’Neal, Randy, Lorraine and Ryan Brown, Ronnie and Lois Ackerman, Darrell McKenzie, Carol and Jim Strasbaugh, Cheryl Messmore was sick and couldn’t visit and missed the alumni. Mom and all the family missed Cheryl.

Get well prayers go out to Marjorie Whitham, Ginny Adams, Jim McSwain, Cheryl Messmore, Michael Brown, and all in need.

Sympathy to the Ruth Osborn family and the Dale Peters family.

The Florence Town Meeting will be tonight (Thursday, August 31st) at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Church to plan the Florence celebration. Everyone is welcome.