Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 Harmon Family Reunion

 2014 Harmon Family Reunion

After we cleaned up the rental house in Harrison on Saturday, we packed up and drove directly to the Park in American Falls.  It was now time for the 2014 Harmon Family Reunion.  We hadn't held a Harmon Reunion in many years.  At least not since Dad had passed away in 2003.  Peggy, Margie, Penny and I decided it was time for another one.  We had talked about it since late 2013.  We used our need for "discussion on the matter" as an excuse to have Sister Retreat.  After all, there was so much to "discuss". 
Peggy was incharge of the reunion and directed much of what needed to be done.  She arranged for the park and all the food.  She also "MC"ed the program part of it.  She spent endless hours making sure everything was going smoothly and ready for the big day. 
I did the publicity for it.  Actually, I just had fun finding fun family pictures, adding captions and sending them out to everyone. 

I have to say, it really was just plain fun.  I would get back comments from the cousins, etc and it would brighten my day for at least a week.  I also loved going through the photos I have on file of the Harmon family.
It’s Coming ~ Again!!and again J
Lewisville, ID. 1982

  Will you be there?
July 5, 2014
American Fork, UT.

Here is a copy of the last assignment chart.  It will give a much better picture of who was responsible for what.  Needless to say, it couldn't have happened without everyone's help.

Preparations for Harmon Reunion July 5, 2014




Arrange for Park w/city
Mark – provide simple map


Treasurer/ Sibling funds



Invitations to Reunion


Map; info abt park; abt day

Family Video - Mark

Thinking to let run thru cycles thru day


Fireworks (Sibling Funds)

Kevin H; purchase July 4th How much$???


MC – Penny & Doug:

Move reunion thru day w/o scripted timetable

Excepting meal times.


v  8 Siblings help out day of



v  4 Sisters plan out ideas for



v  Whomever Available: Early AM setting up


    Ideas as of 4/27

Rockets – Margie providing: SOUNDS FUN!



Large blue frisbee; baseball; horseshoes

Who has equipment?


Water balloon launching – Margie???

  Peggy: large frisbee

Additional ideas for days

Heidi & Amanda: Games like



Nertz; Scum of the Earth; BS; Farkle



Doug maybe - Marbles; Jacks


Let’s finalize days events

Penny - Skits/Poems/Songs(opt &LOVE!!!)


/games by end of May!

Penny - White Elephant Auction 



3 Legged Races, Red Rover, Mother May I?



Giant Jenga, Crafts,


Bandanas (Sibling Funds?)

Different colors for different families???






Pavilion Décor/Preps

(Sibling funds)  

Duct tape & 16 Plastic tablecloths ($1) at DollarStore; balloons..Fun IDEAS???

HARMON Welcome Banner!

Sandy can post fun family pictures around the pavillon

Family Search

Peggy talked w/Kelly; open to do when best…





Collect # of attendees

Sandy will collect in emailing families


Pricing; Purchase Meat

Thomas Family Fried and Grilled Chicken

Will place order when we have a head count.

Buy all small rolls day of

(Sibling funds?)

Do we want to still have rolls for 2pm meal???


Food Offerings for day

LET’S HAVE MEAL TIME   AT  AT  2pm AND 6/7pm          Fam    Families bring snacks

Mid-June Peggy will talk w/7 siblings for         specific “donations; Thomas fam bring               chicken for 2pm meal                                                    Margie bought paper goods ($56.51)

Salads, Veggie Plates, Chips, Desserts, Drinks, Water, Watermelons, Fruit Bowls Hot Dog, Marshmellows…Smores?

Other meal ideas???

Each fam bring own hot dog fixings for 6pm??


Random Photos/ FamPic

Photographer possibilities?????

Sandy can collect all photos and make a disk for future reunions if  we want.


Bring fans to plug in…

Peggy…. extension cord w/multi-head


Megaphone for MCs

Ideas to find: Megaphone & Sound system ??


I've included this as a reference for any further family reunions.  Peggy and Mark spent a lot of time putting things together.  I'll also burn a CD of all the planning and all the pictures of the reunion.  Linda has also put together a wonderful video of the reunion.  I cannot even begin to think of  nor thank everyone who did so much to pull this wonderful day together. 
I will report that all the Harmon siblings were there that day except for Penny.  She was in the Logan hospital (again) and didn't get to come.  It was also consisted too long of a trip for Shelly to be there with us.  We missed them both but realized that one day we would all definately be together again.
Here are just a few of the pictures taken that day.  This is only a small amount.  See the Harmon Family 2014 CD for more.

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