Not only are we celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year, but the descendants of Jacob Emanuel Merner and his wife Susanna Schluchter are holding the 65th annual Merner Family Reunion.
Jacob and Susanna are my wife Ellen’s 3X great grandparents. We have attended the reunion and it is great fun especially meeting so many of Ellen’s cousins that we had not had a chance to meet before.
This year’s reunion event is being held on Saturday, July 8th, and like last year, the reunion will be held at Larry and Louise Merner’s farm in Zurich, Ontario. The festivities begin with registration at 2:00 p.m. followed by games, activities, swimming and a potluck dinner.
All those wishing to attend are asked to bring your own lawn chairs, potluck dishes and refreshments (drinks). Celebratory cake and ice cream is being provided. Free cake and ice cream is hard to turn down!