Whitesburg KY

Large crowd gathers for Gibson family reunion


Over 100 family members gathered for the annual Gibson family reunion held at the Cowan Community Center. We had people from Missouri, Tennessee, Maryland, Indiana, Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia, and different parts of Kentucky who attended. Lots of delicious, home-cooked food was enjoyed, along with much visiting. Bert Banks, Hop Gibson’s first grandson, gave a talk about family and also asked the blessing. Several new family members were there for their first time.

A wedding shower was held for Mark Wenning, the son of Martha and Mike Wenning, and his fiancee, Heather Snowden of Ohio. There was a good crowd that attended and they received several very nice gifts. They will be getting married on August 14.

Shirley and Mike Harris, Olivia Grace Fulton, Seanna Dodge, Anne Carpenter, and Kathy and Sarah LaMonte all attended the performance of “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” at the amphitheatre in Jenkins. They really enjoyed the play, which is put on by local volunteers.

Virginia Brown hosted a large gathering of family at her home Sunday afternoon. Good food and fellowship were enjoyed by all.

Kim and Tim Schroer brought their daughters, Emma and Annalise, to Cowan to spend a few days with their grandparents, Ron and Janice Wolod. They will spend the week with them in Maryland and then Kim and Tim will go up for the Fourth of July.

Li Fu Stigers celebrated her fourth birthday at her home in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on June 26. She is the daughter of Jenny and Steve Stigers and the granddaughter of Thelma and Glennon Ison of Flemingsburg and Kingdom Come.

Addison Marr will celebrate her first birthday on Friday, July 3. She is the daughter of Janis and Mike Marr of Lexington. She is the granddaughter of Johnny Campbell of Cowan. Her brother, Myles, celebrated his second birthday on June 5. Their older sister, Anna, had spent several days with her grandparent and great-grandparents.

Little Cowan Primitive Baptist Church had its Bible school June 15-19. Attendance was in the 40s. The lesson was “Christ our Shepherd”. This is one of the most joyful weeks of the year. The children are always eager to participate in the activities planned for each group.

Though the weather was a little wet the first three mornings, it didn’t dampen the spirits nor affect the fun. On Friday, family and friends joined them for a picnic and the closing program. Director Glennis Little wants to thank all those who helped to make the week a success with their willing and able assistance. They are looking forward to next year when the lesson will be “Sailing on Life’s Sea”.

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