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Published in the Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Maine
13 Sep 2004

WILTON -- The 57th annual Beedy reunion was held Aug. 22 at Kineowatha Park.  The meeting was called to order by President Clarence Gordon of Livermore.  The secretary's report was read by Carol Lanier of Turner and accepted. Delia Meyer of Solon reported the current state of the treasury for the group.  the histor5ian, Paula Enman of North Jay, gave an accounting of the births, deaths and updates to the family history, including members serving their country.  She displayed albums that she had been working on in the previous years and family members were able to view and reminisce about them throughout the day.

Cara Smith of Kingfield volunte3ered to look into the process of cleaning the headstones of Lallah and Kenneth Beedy who are buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery.  She also volunteered to create a color coded name tag from the four main lines of descendants for Aaron and Violette Dunham Beedy.

The auction was conducted by Larry Duguay of Turner.  The money raised each year helps to offset the cost of the facility, invitations and other items used yearly by the reunion attendees.

The oldest member attending was Raymond Beedy, 89.  He is the great-grandson of Aaron and Violette Dunham Beedy.  The youngest member was Jacob Charles Starnes, 11 1/2 months old.  He is the son of Carrie and Joshua Starnes of Waterville.  He is the great-great-grandson of the late Lettie (Beedy) Gordon, great-grandson of Nellie Tidswell of Auburn and grandson of Carol Lanier and Larry Duguay of Turner.

Traveling the furthest was Joseph Corson of Lake Megantic, Canada.  He is the son of Randy Corson.

The 2005 slate of officers remained unchanged from 2004.  They include president, Clarence Gordon of Livermore; vice president, Cara Smith of Kingfield; secretary and publicity, Carol Lanier of Turner; treasurer, Adelia Meyer of Solon; and historian, Paula Enman of North Jay.

Nineteen families were represented this year.  There were 32 Beedys and three guests attending.

The meeting for 2005 will be held Aug. 4 at Kineowatha Park.  The park opens at 10 a.m. The meeting will start at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at noon.  The food committee for 2005 is Cara Smith of kingfield, Paula Enman of North Jan and Debbie McGrath of Greenville.  Entertainment wil consist of open mike and the Beedy auction.

Members are reminded to save clippings and photos of interest to include in the family albums.  They can be sent to Paula Enman or brought to the next reunion.

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