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June 14, 2014

MILLSAP MATTERS: A time for family get togethers

WEATHERFORD —

By SHARRON HUDSON

This is the time of year that families get together for reunions. One pioneer family of the Millsap area recently met for their 25th Jubilee First Cousins Reunion.

Descendants of William and Sudie Young, who were early settlers of the Poe Prairie area, met with many other family members at the Millsap Community Center on May 31. There were about 12 Young first cousins at the gathering. Five generations were represented among the 83 attendees. The oldest family member present was Lucille Bylerly, of Georgetown. Each year there is a decorative theme, and this year the decorations were stars. Included in the days fun was a Crazy Legs Contest and a Guess Who the Cousin Is Contest. The family also enjoyed an auction and door prizes. A delicious meal of family prepared brisket was served for lunch.  There was a memorial time remembering a family member who had passed away since the last reunion. A great time was had and family members are already looking forward to next year.

With school out for the summer the campuses are filled with summer camps. The elementary is focused on camps sponsored by the Millsap Afterschool Program. The high school is sponsoring sports camps. The coaches are offering football, basketball and volleyball camps. These camps offer a lot of good opportunities for students to enjoy the summer through educational outlets.

Native of Millsap Barbara Parks Houston recently passed away in Hobbs, New Mexico, where she had made her home since 1957. She was the daughter of the late Graydon and Elsie Bankhead Parks. She began her auspicious teaching career in Millsap ISD, and taught alongside her now deceased brother G.B. Parks until she moved with her husband to Hobbs. Her funeral was held at First Presbyterian Church in Hobbs with graveside at the Millsap Cemetery. She is survived by children Leslie Houston Hill and John Houston.

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