50TH ANNUAL VERMILYER FAMILY REUNION
JULY 9, 2005
LAPORTE , INDIANA
On July 9, 2005 fifty family members assembled at City Park in LaPorte to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Vermilyer Family Reunion. Among those in attendance other than Lewis Vermilyer that attended in 1955 were his sister Lily Vermilyer Palen; Bessie Vermilyer Reeder, and her sister Florence Vermilyer Swanson.
Officers elected for next years reunion were: President: Lewis Vermilyer; Vice-President: Nancy McIntyre and Secretary/Treasurer: Frances Gowland.
Jim, Wilma and George Vermilyer from California attended for the first time, they traveled the longest distance. They represented the Illinois branch of the descendants of Barnabas/Charles Barnabas Vermilyer.
Activities at this years reunion were many of the old favorites which included bingo and a auction, and of course a delicious meal prepared by family members.
Next years reunion will be held at City Park in LaPorte on July 2, 2006.
Thanks to Wilma Vermilyer and Nancy McIntyre