Shoffner Reunion 2019

Amber and Darrell hold up the afghan Abby made for the auction. The funds from the auction help fund next year's reunion.
Amber and Darrell hold up the afghan Abby made for the auction. The funds from the auction help fund next year’s reunion.

The Shoffner Reunion 2019 is in the books.

Despite the reunion being only one day, there was a big meal. Everyone got their fill.
Despite the reunion being only one day, there was a big meal. Everyone got their fill.

The reunion has changed in the last three years. In 2017, it was at Abby’s aunt Judy’s farm in Duncan, Oklahoma, where she hosted it for over a decade. But with Judy and her sons, who were instrumental in helping Judy organize the event, getting older, and with attendance waning as the family dispersed across the country, and as some of them died, the three-day affair on the farm stopped being the best choice.

Last year, Abby’s cousin Al Shoffner, the commander at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, near where I grew up in Lawton, and his wife Carron, stepped up. Everyone had a great time, but there were fewer family members than ever before.

This year the reunion was at the Ryan, Oklahoma Senior Citizens Center.

See more photos of this event on the reunion’s Facebook page album (link.)

The Ryan, Oklahoma Senior Citizens Center was host to this year's Shoffner Family Reunion.
The Ryan, Oklahoma Senior Citizens Center was host to this year’s Shoffner Family Reunion.

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