A blessed time was enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day by many relatives of the Davis and Lewis families. Fifty-three adults and children met at the United Church of Crawfordsville and shared a cornucopia of delicious foods, including the traditional turkey, dressing, cranberry salad and pumpkin pie. An abundance of food and fellowship lasted throughout the day.
Those in attendance were Janet and Ernest Whiting of Columbus Junction and Ann and Duane Lewis of Crawfordsville. Wendy, Derek, Brad and Orie Imhoff of Ft. Wayne, IN, Alisha, Levi, Cecil and Leah Kelley of Wellman; Emily, Ryleigh and Avery Boylan of Eugene, OR; Scott, Jeanne, Angela and Amber Davis of Crawfordsville; Marcus, Brittany, Makinley, Brysen and Merrick Davis of Wayland; Jill and Randy DeYarman, Joanie, Caleb, Luna, Eve and Jack Kanneberg, Kayty, Joe, Emily and Molly and Gwen Henderson, all of Cedar Rapids; Nancy and Sanford Rugg of Crawfordsville; Clarissa Rugg of Washington; Uriah, Shannon and Sawyer Rugg of Crawfordsville; Mildred Houseal of Washington; Sandy and Jeff Suter of Winfield; Erin, Jake, Jordan and Jayse Thorius of Washington and Adam, Tara, Laney and Brody Suter of Ankeny.
The youngest member attending was Jack Kanneberg and the oldest, Mildred Houseal, 97 years young.
Jason and Christina Collier, Joe, Lexi, Izzy, Jeremy and Jessup spent Thanksgiving at the home of his sister and husband, Johanna and Brett Crotty and family in Pembina, ND. Jason’s parents, Jim and Carole Collier of Davenport met them there, having arrived on Monday. Others present were close friends of the Crotty family.
The Collier’s left on Wednesday morning hoping to avoid snow on the way to MN. They arrived in Pembina that evening. They headed for home on Friday after the ladies went Black Friday shopping to try and get ahead of the storm, but got to Sauk Centre, MN and had to stop for the night. The kids got to swim and play and then in the morning they drove two hours in snow that turned into rain just past the twin cities, before arriving home.
Jason’s brother-in-law, Brett is Customs Supervising Officer at the border.
Billie Jo Rose, Kevin Rose and David and Joi Dellamuth joined other family members for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Beth Bennett in Washington.
Mrs. Larry Love spent Thanksgiving in the home of her brother Bill Oehler and wife, Heidi in Rochester, MN and enjoyed the day with other family members.
Thanksgiving dinner guests of David and Tammy Erwin were Janelle, Micah and Jenna Johnson; Joni Erwin; Ruth Erwin; Shari, Tom and Ami Boring; Lindsay and Adam, Kaden, Logan, Jackson and Dalana Hubbell and Jean and Kenny Clark.
Brad and Carol Fletcher hosted the Fletcher-Trees families at their home in Cedar Falls on Thanksgiving. Attending were Larry and Donna Fletcher of Crawfordsville; Clint Fletcher and Madison Hersom of Cedar Rapids; Emma Fletcher and Ryleigh Reed of Cedar Falls; Steve and Pam Green of Washington; Jacob Green and Zoey Thompson of Sigourney; Fletcher Green and Samantha Milder of North Liberty; Alice Trees, Brian Haymond and Carla Trees -Haymond and Brennan Haymond of Winfield and Chris Trees of Waterloo.
The group enjoyed a delicious dinner of deep fried turkey and brisket, along with cranberry cheesecake and pumpkin pie.
Dinner guests of Jesse, Betsy and Preston Lasek on Thanksgiving were Carolyn Love and Bruce Davis; Sonya Love-Smith and Audrey and Kenny Kruse; Maggie Smith and Tyler Robertson and Kinsley; Joann Love; Larry Love; Sharon and Jeff Ryder; Cheryl Byrnes and Ryder, Loren Love, Campbell, Riley and Carson and Loren’s friend, Amy Ryan and her children, Mason and Avery.
Wes and Kaitlyn Love, Lawson and Isaac stopped by later in the afternoon.
Thanksgiving guests in the home of Doug and Carol Steele were Harold Steele of Washington, Doug and Carrie Wilkerson and Emma of Center Point and Cory and Katie Steele, Kylee and Clayton of Crawfordsville.