Roxbury News: July 27, 2011

Week of July 20
The annual Herdman Reunion was held last Saturday, July 16 at the Pine Hill Lake with 30 people present. Spending the weekend at the George and Julia Brower home were their children, David Brower and friend, Katheryn of Gorham, Maine; Karen and Terry Wells of Ballston Spa and Linda and Roland Earls of Apopka, FL. Also their grandchildren who attended were Jamie and Amanda Wells and son, Brayden of Ballston Spa and Kelly Wells and friend, Ben of Ballston Spa.
Ashley Scobie and daughter, Lindsay, and Lindsay’s cousin, Dakota, of DeLancey, all enjoyed breakfast Friday with Shirley Payne and Esther Snyder at the Bun N’ Cone in Margaretville. Lindsay is Esther’s great-granddaughter.

The Hinkley reunion, which first was held in 1924, celebrated their 87th get-together Sunday at Kirkside Park with 85 in attendance.

Week of July 13
There was lots of activity at Elton Ridge’s home over the Fourth of July holiday. Richard and Cynthia Herdegen of Vero Beach, FL are spending a few days with Elton. Louise Hopkins Asckoff, of Tivoli visited and other friends who came were John Zamvakaris of Athens, Greece, Mike Thigten of Panama City, FL, Anne Hopkins Barrett Catut of Cape Cod, MA and Dorinda Timberman of Titman, NJ.

Margaret and Rebecca Peslak of Freehold, NJ and Anthony Carmeli of Colorado, spent the July Fourth weekend at the home of Ruth and Tony Carmeli.

Randy Hughes of Bakersfield, California spent from Thursday before the Fourth of July until Wednesday with his parents, Malcolm and Ellen Hughes. He was especially interested in the activities of the railroad.

Michael Hewitt of Fredericksburg, VA, his son, and daughter, Dan and Amanda Hewitt and her fiancé, John, were visitors of Doris Hewitt from Saturday to Monday. Since Doris will not be attending the wedding of her granddaughter in September, they wanted her to meet her future grandson-in-law.

There were 40 family and friends who came together Saturday, July 2 to celebrate the first birthday of Cooper Snyder on July 5. The party, which was held in the Conesville Firehall, was chock-full of food, fun and Elmo everywhere. It was a pleasurable event from the balloons to the decorated cake, and to the special “smash cake” on Cooper’s tray which everyone enjoyed watching him eat (with no utensils needed). His mom and dad, Kerry and Greg Snyder, did a great job putting together such a warm and welcoming event. In attendance were grandparents, great-grandparents, a great-great-grandparent, aunts, uncles and friends by the dozen. Leslie and Bob Stevenson of Roxbury were also there to cheer on the birthday boy. A fabulous time was had by all.