The annual summer Whannel Family Reunion was held at Hickory Hills State Park in Tama County. Eighty-five relatives attended the eightieth annual Whannel Family Reunion this past June. The first reunion of the "clan" was held in Taylor Park, Traer, IA. in 1929.
Family members began arriving at the campsite friday for a family gathering to enjoy a fish fry and fellowship by the campfire.
Saturday events included an early morning golf tournament, afternoon games for the children, potluck dinner, evening talent show, skits, followed by live music and fellowship by the campfire.
Family comes from as far as California, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota and Iowa.