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Mack Family reunion

The family of Ollie and Versie Mack will hold its 2012 Mack Family Reunion from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Patterson Community Center, according to spokesperson Hamilton Mack.

There will be a barbecue lunch with all the trimmings and dessert. There will be door prizes and a fund-raising auction as well. Fee is $45 per immediate family (head of household), $10 for senior citizens and $15 for guests.

For more information email Hamilton Mack at or 254-774-8380, or Obbie Mack at 512-446-6626.

RHS Class of 1992

RHS Class of 1992 will hold its 20th-year reunion on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 4 p.m. at Apache Pass. For more information visit Facebook page Rockdale High School Class of 1992, or contact Alyssa Marburger at 512-760-6562.

RHS Class of 1982

The RHS Class of 1982 will hold its 30th-year reunion the weekend of RHS’ homecoming Sept. 28 - 29. Friday will be the homecoming football game for those who want to attend. On Saturday classmates will meet for brunch (location to be announced). That evening the main part of the reunion will be held at 6 p.m. at Apache Pass.

If any class members have not signed up, there is a page on Face book, Rockdale High School Class of 1982, which will have current information.— Leigh Armstrong Owens,

Milano Exes reunion

MILANO—The Milano Ex-Students Association reunion for 2012 will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at Milano High School. A catered meal will be served at noon.

“This is the 50th anniversary for the class of 1962 and we would like to see 100 percent attendance from this class,” said Carolyn Hafley, reunion publicist. “Be making plans to attend,” she added. For more information call Hafley, 512- 455-2473.

Appelt Family holds 48th annual reunion

HALLETSVILLE—The 48th annual Appelt Reunion was held June 3 at Appelt’s Hill Hall in Hallettsville. About 135 people enjoyed a prepared lunch of stew and sausage, along with side dishes and desserts brought by the members.

President Otto “Buddy” Brogger expressed appreciation to the many members who worked to make the reunion a success. Those taking the lead in the various activities were: Larr y Svetlik, stew and sausage crew; Susan Gilbert, kitchen crew; Hilmer and Margaret Appelt, prize team; Pam Reinhart, Appelt Family genealogist; and Robert Mertz, children’s activities.

Howard Appelt was wished a “happy birthday” as he celebrated his 89th birthday at the reunion. Veterans were recognized for their ser vice to our countr y. Prior to lunch, the veterans gathered at the U.S. flag at the north entrance of the hall as members recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Appelt family members who passed away since the last reunion were remembered with a moment of silence. They were: Joe Strauss of Shiner; Louis Howard Sommer of San Antonio; Keith R. Star tz of Spring; Bobbie Jean Appelt of Hallettsville; Helen M. Appelt of Hallettsville; Frank J. Matula of Hallettsville; Rhonda Marie Appelt of San Antonio; Leon “Red” Kahanek of Hallettsville.

The oldest member present was Victoria Orsak of Schulenburg, age 94. The youngest member present was Garrett Lloyd, age 21 months, son of Mark and Lisa Lloyd of Hempstead. James and Mae Rother of Hallettsville were married the longest time at 59 years, and Ryan and Tiffanie Mertz of Alvin were married the shortesttimeat11/2 months.

The largest family present was the Ann Birkner family with 35 members attending. Ruth Gilchrist and grandson Garrett Gilchrist of Alexandria, Louisiana traveled the farthest at 350 miles. First time in attendance was Betty Keller McMillen.

Door prizes were given in memory of Marie Holy. Next year’s reunion will again be held at Appelt’s Hill Hall on the first Sunday in June. Members were asked to consider celebration ideas for the 50th reunion slated for 2014.— Linda Ward, publicity

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