POLAND – The descendants of Octave, Joseph and Theodore Allen gathered at Range Pond State Park on Aug. 1 for the 19th biannual reunion of the Allen family.

After the opening prayer, written by the late George Allen Sr., the family recited the Pledge of Allegiance and played the Canadian National Anthem. During the business meeting a motion was made and carried to begin a membership campaign with dues at $10 a family every two years beginning with the year 2006.

After the meeting a picnic lunch was held. A horseshoe and bocce tournament was held followed by a balloon toss. Celine and Kelsey Martin and Ronda Lecompte led children’s games. After the games and a jog to the beach for a swim, ice cream sundaes were served. The family raffle produced more than 54 gifts for winners to take home.

Committee members consisted Jeanne Collins, chairwoman; Connie Lecompte, co-chairwoman, assisted by Roger Allen and Pauline Ouimette; registration, Maryann Lecompte-Mason; raffle, Pauline and Claude Ouimette, assisted by Roger Allen, Andre Mason and Aaron Webster; genealogy table, Roger and Linda Allen; adult games, Mike and Ike Lecompte, assisted by George Collins; children’s games, Celine and Kelsey Martin and Ronda Lecompte; set-up and ice cream, Sue Lecompte and Keith Duffey.

The next reunion will be held the first Sunday of August 2006. Officers are Janet Touchette, chairwoman; Paula Cummins, secretary; and J. Richards, treasurer.


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