GLADWIN – The 100th annual reunion of the decendants of Thomas Goheen was held at the Gladwin City Park, Pavilion #2. The weather was sunny and 86 degrees. The first was held on July 4, 1921 and has been held every year since on the second Sunday of August. Most attending wore their 100th anniversary T-shirts. Due to COVID-19, many of the regular attendees did not attend.
There were about 100 expected to be in attendance but only 61 showed up. The oldest man and woman were Elrey Goheen and Juanita Goheen. Will Sharp and family traveled 1,800 miles, that being the farthest, to get to the event. The longest married couple were Joe and Nancy Lang at 51 years. The newest wed couple were Emily and Patrick Walker at three years. The Nick Sharp family with five children in attendance won the largest attendance award.
William Lamoria was the youngest child there at 15 months. Winner of the bake off contest was Elaine Goheen. After a potluck dinner at 12:30 with pulled pork, furnished the annual meeting was held. Elected to office for next year were Tina Gillis as President, Robert Smythe as V.P. and Elaine Goheen became the new Secretary and Treasurer. A white elephant sale was held with the funds to go toward the meal for next year. Jerry Smith brought a quilt top made of recycled blue jeans that everyone was asked to autograph and at the end of the White Elephant sale, it was auctioned off. A tug of war was held for each age group and was the game of the year. A good time was enjoyed by all. It was decided to be held at the same place next year as everyone likes the park.