Descendants of Albert and Nancy Jane (Snow) Hillsman gathered for their 44th family reunion on July 1, 2012, in the El Dorado Springs Community Center with 85 present. Don Hertzberg gave thanks and a basket dinner followed.
Present for the gathering were: Bennie, Debi, Danielle, Jake, Clarence and Dorlis Hillsman and Brent and Vicki Hillsman – Schell City; Raymond and Clara Mae Garrison, Dallas Jones, Justin Oberly, Jason, Bobbi, Hadley and Tatum Abbiatti – Springfield; Whitney and Cory Gayman – Republic. Traci Davis – Wheatland; Leroy and Dorotha Swopes, Dennis and Ellen Dunham, Madison, Lily, LeeAnna and Melynn Park, Mike, Jamie, Megan, Cody and Wyatt Oberly – Appleton City; Lauren Alumbaugh and John Wilkins – Webb City; David and Lucas Hertzberg; Tyler, Rebecca, Connor and Elise Beck – Oronogo; Henry and Carolyn Taffner – Lamar; Howard and Janice Moore – Windsor; Jason Cornell – Bolivar; from El Dorado Springs – Don and Elayne Hillsman; Steve Bradley; Don and Jo Hertzberg; Bobby and Frances Budd; Brian and Erin Budd; Dennis, Sheila and Dennis Floyd; Benny and Donna Brower; Michael, Shelly, Shelby, Sydney and Myka Barger; Ron, Terri, Logan and Taylor Alumbaugh; Sam and Phyllis Bradley, Fay Bradley; Jarrod, Tammy, Garrett, Madison, Macie and McKinli Mays; Lucile and Clarence Luther; Rob, Shelly and Lexy Zartman; andRalph and Wilma Zartman – all of El Dorado Springs.
Activities for the afternoon included taking pictures, a gift drawing, basketball and volleyball in the gym, swimming and other various activities offered at the community center and downtown area.
Next year’s reunion will be held on July 7, 2013, at the El Dorado Springs Community Center once again.