THE A.J. WALKER, SR. DESCENDANTS held their annual reunion Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at the Senior Center at Mill Pond Park.
“52” family members and friends had a wonderful day of visiting, looking at pictures, playing games and having a lot of fun with a Silent Auction. We had a delicious Bar-B-Q and covered dish lunch followed by pies, cakes, cookies and homemade ice cream. The theme was “Mystery Dinner Theater” and there was a contest called “WHICH WALKER AM I?” Dorothy Cason won, with 9 out of 10 correct answers, and won a gift bag filled with San Saba Chamber of Commerce goodies. The floral centerpieces, of bees and turtles, were given out as door prizes. Winners were Renea Stearns, Rita Schoch, Jimmy Sewell, Nikki Kelton, Beverly McCoy, Todd McHorse, Laurie Leopold, Reba Stutts, Zach Leopold, Dorothy Cason and Lindsay McHorse. Raffle prizes, this year, were a King-size quilt, a portable DVD player and a Tower fan. These prizes were won by: Eldon Pierce, Doug Leopold and Dorothy Cason, respectively. The special gift winners were: Youngest – Kadence Avery McHorse [at 3 months old] with a book called “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”; Furthest from the Youngest – Martha Roe Terry [at 91 years young] with a book “Remembering the 40’s” and a CD of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars: Live at the Hollywood Empire in late 1949; Most Family Present – Dorothy Cason [with 15 members present] with a family game of Scrabble; Traveling the Farthest – Eldon Pierce [at 635 miles from Albuquerque, thanks to Bud Wellborn who drove him in] with a “Welcome Friends” wreath to hang when he got back home.
Family Members Attending from the Terry and Maude Walker family were:
Dorothy (Walker) Cason, Beverly McCoy, Jerry and Linda Barron from Baird, TX, Rick and Billie Jo Hammett from Weatherford, TX, Ben, Nikki, Avary, River and Ella Kelton from Austin, TX, Renea, Nolan and Nate Stearns from Brownwood, TX; Reba (Walker) Stutts, Nick and Judy Dowdy and Terry Stutts from Santa Fe, TX; Johnny Walker from Richmond, TX, Doug, Laurie, Brett and Zach Leopold from College Station, TX
Family Members Attending from the Alfred and Velma Walker family were:
George and Nell McHorse and Bob and Marsha Hardy from San Saba, TX, George, Jr. and Emma McHorse from Kerrville, TX, Chad and Larenda Wray from Carrollton, TX, Randell Holland and Jennifer Contreras from Euless, TX, Jack McHorse from Georgetown, TX, Jackie McHorse from Lubbock, TX, Lindsay and Kadence McHorse from Canyon, TX, Todd and Shelly McHorse from Ft. Worth, TX, Claude and Toma Lea Sewell from Bulverde, TX, Wayne and Carol Sewell from Belton, TX, Jimmy, Cassie and Micah Sewell from Boerne, TX.
Family Members Attending from the Ernest and Estelle (Walker) Pierce family were:
Eldon Pierce and Bud Wellborn from Albuquerque, NM.
And from the Terry side of the family:
Martha Roe Terry from San Saba, TX, Terry Schoch and Rita Schoch from San Antonio, TX.
And our very faithful friend from San Saba – Ann Bearden
Next year, we will meet on Saturday July 13th…..hope to see you then!