The 34th Clay County Day Reunion and Luncheon will take place Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla., at the Pier 22 Ballroom, formally the Mattison's Riverside Ballroom.
Letters will be mailed to past attendees Nov. 1. Due to increase in postage, letters will not be sent to people who have not attended in the last three years.
For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact B. J. Hofmann at 448-9600 or 812-239-9600.
The 2012 Clay County Day Reunion and Luncheon was enjoyed by nearly 80 people joining together for an enjoyable afternoon beginning with a delightful luncheon at the Mattison's Riverside Ballroom at Twin Dolphin Marina (now known as Pier 22). Chairperson Hofmann welcomed everyone as they celebrated the 33rd annual Clay County Day.
"Over the Rainbow" was the theme with the table centerpieces decorated with a rainbow of colors in vases filled with crystal soil and matching flowers.
The centerpieces were given as door prizes along the vast amount of door prizes donated by the local merchants from Clay County and also from some Vigo County businesses.
Before the delightful buffet luncheon, Al McKamey led the Pledge of Allegiance and Warren "Nic" Nicoson gave the blessing for the food.
The afternoon began with an entertaining and unusual style show for both "ladies and gentlemen" by a group called "Slushy Brown and the Dwarfettes," formerly known as "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Slushy Brown, better known as Snow White, played by Rita Persinger, whose Prince Charming ran off with a Teeny Bopper, introduced her seven Dwarfette Models, the wives of the Seven Dwarfs, who also left their wives high and dry to join Disney World.
Those joining Rita in this unusual story and style show as the Dwarfette Models were: Doris Easter, Peggy Latham, Nancy McKamey, Regina Royer, Janice Persinger, Patty Baker and Nancy Horsburgh.
These girls did an outstanding job of selecting their clothing and accessories from the various local, "twice used" stores, making a statement, "You can look good at a low cost."
A big "thanks" to these girls for their great job.
Names were then drawn for the door prizes with each attendee receiving at least one door prize.
First-time attendees were recognized and welcomed.
The door prizes were distributed with the help of Al McKamey, Richard Baker and Larry Persinger.
A huge "thanks" to these guys for their help.
The table centerpieces were given to each person whose birthday was the closest to the day of the big event.
The names of each business and individual donors were read and a big "thank you" was extended to all those who so generously donated to Clay County Day.
Hofmann, chairperson would also like to give a big thanks to all those who helped with the set-up before the luncheon and to give to Al and Nancy McKamey for their part in collecting and transporting door prizes from Clay City to the luncheon.
At the conclusion of the luncheon, "Happy Birthday" was sung to all with January birthdays and was recognized with a small cake given to each person.
A special tribute and bouquet of flowers was given to Mildred Cochran, who had recently celebrated her 99th birthday and had been attending the luncheon for several years.
The annual meeting took place, and after some discussion, it was agreed upon to have the reunion at the same location.
B. J. Hofmann thanked everyone for coming and agreed to be the chairperson for the 34th Clay County Day event.
Another announcement, regarding the details of the next Clay County Day reunion to be held in Bradenton, Fla., will be made in The Brazil Times and Clay City News prior to letters mailed to former attendees.