Sunday, July 31, 2011

Orlando Community Reunion

The 5th annual Orlando Community Reunion will be held on
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The reunion will be held in the same location as last year,
in the large field beyond the Post Office on Cemetery Road.
Plenty of Parking!
Their will also be signs posted.

This is a covered dish affair.
So please bring a lawn chair, your beverage of choice, a covered dish
and lots of memories of the “good ole’ days”.

Once again we will hold the “ penny a vote” King and Queen challenge.
Your candidates this year will be…For Queen, Betty Mitchell and Sue Wymer Posey. The King candidates are Darrell Skinner and Bob Mitchell. If you cannot attend the reunion and wish to cast your “ penny a vote”, contact those individuals directly. There will be voting cans at the registration table the day of the reunion and you may vote there as well.
Let us once again show these folks our support and help to make this a special day for them. All votes must
be turned in by 1:30 p.m. to allow ample time to tally the results. The crowning will take place @ approximately 2:30. The 2010 King and Queen, Bill Beckner and Ethel Doyle will crown the 2011 King and Queen. Winners for the Chinese Auction will be drawn following the crowning of the 2011 King and Queen.

Entertainment for this year’s reunion will be provided by “ Old Glory”. This group consists of Larry Gay, Donald Gay and Eugene Blake. All of these gentlemen have ties to Orlando and we are confident that they will receive a “ down home welcome”. They play a variety of music such as, the 50’s, country and gospel.
There will be door prize drawings throughout the day, so please remember to sign in at the registration table in order to be included in the drawings. There will be games such as corn hole and horseshoes available, etc. under the direction of Nycole Wymer.

The Orlando Reunion Committee will also be selling our cookbooks we printed last year. If your recipe was not included, it was merely because we did not receive it in time. All proceeds from the sale of cookbooks, King/Queen
, Chinese Auction will benefit the 2012 reunion. We want to once again, take this opportunity to say thank you to all attendees and their families for helping to make all the previous reunions so successful. We could not accomplish this without
your attendance and continued support. So thank you again and we are looking forward to seeing
you there.

There will be no alcohol or drugs permitted at this event.

Thank you,
Orlando Community Reunion Officers/Board Members

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Minutes of the 5th Orlando Community Reunion, held Sept 3, 2011

Orlando Holds 5th Community Reunion
The 5th Orlando Community Reunion was held on September 3rd, 2011 in Orlando, WV. President Marilyn Posey welcomed the crowd and then read a list of those who, with Orlando ties, had passed since last year’s reunion. Those names were, Michael Wymer Sr., Jacob Persinger, Donna Skinner, Carol Lou Mick, Veon Singleton, Dawson Lee Skinner, Susan Catherine Blake Gould, Bernice Skinner Mick Blake, Betty Riffle Stout, Ruth Conrad and Kim Huffman. Pres. Posey and board member Charlie Cole sang, “ Who Will Sing For Me”, in honor and memory of those individuals. Mr. Bob Mitchell ( Oil Creek Methodist Church) then delivered the invocation for all in attendance. The pledge was led by our Lewis County House of Delegate representative, Mrs. Peggy Donaldson Smith of Weston. Mina Strader Luzader of the Orlando Methodist Church gave the blessing before the noon meal. We were honored to have television coverage this year from WBOY-Tv in Clarksburg, WV. Pres. Posey outlined the days events which included Chinese Auction, Games, Door Prize drawings, 50/50 raffle, Auction and the annual crowning of the Orlando Community Reunion King/Queen. Mr./Mrs. Raymond Posey, made and donated home-made apple butter to the organization to sell. Delegate Smith donated a beautiful red blanket embossed with Orlando, WV. for the auction. Mrs. Sandy Burgett Conrad also donated a large red vase and mug as auction items. Mrs. Wilma Beckner made and donated many items she had hand-painted, some with the early pictures of Orlando. Several were used for auction items. Pres. Posey introduced the current King and Queen, Bill Beckner and Ethel Doyle and announced the candidates for the 2011 King/Queen. They were Bob Mitchell, Darrell Skinner, Betty Mitchell and Sue Wymer Posey. Each candidate was furnished with a container located at the registration table. All attendees had the opportunity, throughout the day, to vote for their choice of King and Queen. Board member Ann Willey, once again compiled a take home pamphlet containing stories taken from the website, This site was designed and is owned by Donna Gloff of Michigan who has family ties to Orlando. Please visit the site and read the collection of stories and view very early photos of Orlando and it’s people. Entertainment was provided by “ Old Glory”. This group consists of Larry Gay, his brother Donald Gay and Eugene Blake. All of these gentleman have ties to Orlando also. Pres. Posey and board member Charlie Cole once again sang the song they had written about Orlando a few years ago called “ Take Me Back”, which will be recorded at a later date. At approximately 2:30 p.m. the votes were tallied and President Posey announced the 2011 Orlando Community Reunion King and Queen.
The King was Darrell Skinner and Queen Betty Mitchell. They were crowned by last years royalty. In 2009, Raymond Posey and Ruth Gay were crowned as the first King and Queen of the Orlando Community Reunion.
It was a scramble to disburse all the door prizes that had been donated in order to draw the winning tickets for the 50/50 and the Chinese Auction. The last event of the day was the auction. Board member Charlie Cole served as the auctioneer. Funds raised, donated etc. are utilized for the next years reunion, as well as, helping those in need. In the past, the organization worked with a local church in assisting a family after they had lost their home and belongings in a tragic fire. We also sponsored 4 children, attending Burnsville Grade School, for the Christmas holidays. We are a non-profit organization and desire the attendees and the general public to know that we have fundraisers throughout the year to enable us to help those in need, as well as, sponsor the next years reunion. Those attending the 2011 reunion were: Larry Gay, Donald Gay, Bob Mitchell, Wayne Eagle (TN), Anna Skinner Baker(FL.), Bobbie Skinner Miller, Delegate Peggy Donaldson Smith, 2011 King Darrell Skinner, Sue Wymer Posey, 2009 King Raymond Posey, 2009 Queen Ruth Gay, Ralph Miller, Effie Blake, Eugene Blake, Casey Blake, Forrest McNemar, Millie McNemar, Sondra Dean, Jim Dean, 2011 Queen Betty Mitchell, Claudette Gannon, Randy Strader, Carol Strader (OH), Carl Bee, Rena Bee, Larry Knight, Rose Caltrider(TN), Toni Wymer, George Blake, Barbara Jeffries Parmer, David Parmer, Helen Jeffries, Beverly Perrine, Dale Barnett, 2010 King Bill Beckner (MI), Neal Beckner(OH), Joan Stilner, 2010 Queen Ethel Doyle, Shirley Heater, Deandra Short, Ernie Posey, Don Brown, Sue Brown, Mina Luzader, Sue Kearns, Frank Strader, John Burgett, Junior Strader, Tom Jeffries, Andrew Jeffries, Robert Jeffries, Casper Cutright, Treagan Cutright, Ryan Wentzel, Tisha Cutright, Patty Radabaugh, Patsy Reckhart, Jack Dean, Nathan Lewis, Michelle Smith, Donna McClain, Skip Heater, Peggy Blankenship Heater, Brittany Blake, Jean Skinner Bean, Dick Bean, Jack Skinner, Bob Skinner, Gary Riffle, Tammy Heater McDonald, Tom Rooney, Bob Fletcher, Barbara Fletcher, John Jeffries, Charles Jeffries, Janet Riffle, Don Riffle, Sharon Jeffries, Jean Lantz, Barbara Nelson, Becky Conley, Jarod Conley, Carol Skinner, Kelly Arbogast, Hank Tenney, Orville Skinner, Charles Skinner, Edna Skinner, Carla Mick Conley, Charlie, Jan Morgan, Anna Crim, Christina Crim, Jerry Posey, Vickie Posey, Roger Parker, Cecil Mick, Kylie Rowan, Codey Rowan, Kyran Rowan, Terra Rowan, Melanie Conrad, Brenda Dobbins, Braedan Pullin, Bruce Riffle, Timmy Pasternak, Jeremy Pasternak, Avis Capak (OH) , Richard Skinner (CO), Sonny Wymer, Dochie Wymer, Nycole Wymer, Ann Willey, Jerry Wilson, Dana Ramey, Peggy Ramey, Charlie Cole and Marilyn Posey. The 2012 Orlando Community Reunion will be held on Saturday of Labor Day weekend at the same location. A big thank you to all who participated, attended or aided us in anyway to make this years reunion a huge success. With your continued attendance and support…we will see you next year!

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