I want to wish Naomi Senn of Spirit Lake a happy birthday. It was on Monday and she doesn't look a day older! She may be small in stature but she is the driving force behind the scenes of so many events and activities. She deserves a huge banquet to honor her birthday.
Several of my friends and acquaintances are celebrating anniversaries this month. August must have been a popular time for weddings decades ago. Congratulations go out to Darwin and Sally Will of Spirit Lake who are celebrating their 60th!
Clare and Marcia Swanson will celebrate their 50th. Most longtime residents of the Milford area had their children taught by Marcia while in grade school.
It has been 55 years of wedded bliss for Ed and Jan Purdy of Spirit Lake. Congratulations!
Roger and Diane Earl of Spirit Lake are noting their golden anniversary on Sunday. I remember working with this nice couple on Farm Bureau activities in the past. Best wishes to them.
There are many relatives in town for the Hall Family Reunion. Some of them are related to the late Fred Gilbert who was a famous marksman in our county's past history. He was the national trapshooting champion for about six years I think back in the very early 1900s. He is in the National Trapshooting Hall of Fame. I hope they all enjoy their time together here in the Iowa Great Lakes.
Do you have special guests coming, weddings or family reunions in your summer plans? Let me know so we can all celebrate with you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 712-320-2850.