Planning a Family Reunion: Examples of Ideas

Souvenir laminated family photograph placemat prepared for the Michael and Margaretha (Reiter) Bickler (Buechler, Büchler) Family Reunion, held on June 26, 1999, at Balta Dam recreation area in Pierce County, ND. Decorated cake served at the Frank Axtman Centennial (1899-1999) Family Reunion banquet, July 3, 1999, Rugby, ND.
Mary Lynn Axtman, Fargo, ND; Dennis Voeller, Vancouver, WA; and Doreen (Voeller) Irwin, Elverta, CA, at the Axtman Reunion registration table, July 2-4, 1999, Rugby, ND. Reunion items included caps, family history publication, volunteer sign up sheets, GRHC, (NDSU Libraries, Fargo, ND) handouts, and medical family tree page. The Jack Axtman family group photograph taken near Balta Dam. Each person had uniquely designed t-shirts and color to identify their family group.
Judy Axtman Wiest, Jamestown, ND, and her brother, Cliff, Devils Lake, ND, general chairman of the Axtman Reunion, wearing their designed yellow t-shirts. Close-up photo of the design on the Jack Axtman descendants t-shirt.
Pierce County 4th of July Parade, Rugby, ND, including the Axtman float with about 135 family members participating with songs and cheers. The float won the trophy for "Best of the Parade" from the Rugby Chamber of Commerce. Bernadette Axtman Klein, farming near Rugby, ND, setting up the picnic food line at the Balta Dam recreation area, July, 4, 1999.
Linda Axtman, Oregon, and her mother, Eleanor Axtman, Bismarck, ND, introducing the members of their family at the banquet, July 3, 1999. Dennis Voeller, Vancouver, WA, Master of Ceremonies at the Axtman reunion banquet, with his sister Doreen (Voeller) Irwin. Doreen provided entertainment playing some of her published piano music arrangements.
Examples of photograph displays created for each of the children of Frank Axtmann and his wives, Kunigunda Kistner and Marianna Bertsch.
Adam Axtman, Rugby, ND, with his daughters (l-r); Mary Lynn, Fargo, ND; Paulette, Fargo, ND; Joan, Arlington, TX; and Laurie, Moorhead, MN. Adam is wearing his designed Axtman cap.

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