Hershey Family Spring Celebration

Sunday, May 29

Hershey Dinner (1)Because we need all the garage and dining room space for seating, we set up two canopies on the level part of our driveway for the food tables.

Hershey Dinner (2)We set tables for 63 people. I think there were 2 or 3 people who had to use lawn chairs.

Hershey Dinner (3)We – especially Gloria and Ashlea – are pleased that Isaac (left) and Landon (far right) have begun attending some of our family activities. 🙂

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Hershey Dinner (5)Heidi, Kelci, and Lindsey enjoyed their own private seating.

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Hershey Dinner (7)Each family brings a hot and cold covered dish.

This time – at the suggestion of Amy Rohrer – we used a link on PerfectPotluck where people left us know what they were bringing and how many were attending. It was a hit with everyone and kept us from having duplicate dishes.

Hershey Dinner (8)Deb was babysitting Bryson (from the High side of the family) for the day, so he got to enjoy the day with us.

Hershey Dinner (9)Jason and Derek

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Hershey Dinner (18)Everyone parks along the bottom of our yard.

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Hershey Dinner (14)After the meal the teenagers hid plastic eggs around the yard.

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Hershey Dinner (16)The youngest – babies through age 12 wait to gather eggs and prizes.

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Hershey Dinner (21)Deb – who is in charge of this event – gives the mothers and children direction for gathering eggs.

Hershey Dinner (23)Bryson

Hershey Dinner (22)Abe

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Hershey Dinner (25)Anna

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Hershey Dinner (26)Emma

Hershey Dinner (27)Jesse

Hershey Dinner (29)Elyse

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Hershey Dinner (31)Getting their prizes.

Hershey Dinner (32)Some eggs have candy inside – others have notes that tell them to choose a prize.

Hershey Dinner (33)Derek, Jeff, and Mike enjoying the quiet and shade of the memory garden.

Hershey Dinner (34)Sisters – Kelci and Kylee

Hershey Dinner (35)Victoria with her Grandma Hershey (Dot)

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Hershey Dinner (43)It looks like  Anthony (our great-grandson) got some chocolate in one of his eggs.

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Hershey Dinner (50)Cerwin and my brother Dale

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Hershey Dinner (53)Dave reading to Elliot and Lucy

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Hershey Dinner (55)Miranda and Emma had fun adding stones to the bird bath.

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Hershey Dinner (59)I miss our parents (Bruce and Florence Hershey) on this day when their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren enjoy an afternoon together.

4 thoughts on “Hershey Family Spring Celebration

  1. How wonderful that you can set aside an afternoon for the entire extended family to get together and enjoy family activities. The young ones will treasure these memories and the fact that they know their cousins, etc. will be very special to them.

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