The ninth Dennison family reunion was held July 31 at the home of Lewis and Florance Merrifield at 290 Main St. in South Hope with 47 in attendance. The day was great and everyone enjoyed good food, good company, and looking at photo albums and genealogy albums. As with every other year, someone stopped and thought it was a garage sale.

Those in attendance this year were Alan, Mary Ann and Aidan Giasson from Rockland; Bea, Rod, Kirstina, Jamie and Bradley Norwood from Lincolnville; Austin Hastings from South Hope; Marilyn and Charlene Dennison from South Thomaston; Jarvis and Daisy Johnson from Camden; Jeremiah and Farra Hastings and Sandra Pettee from Owls Head; Cheryl, Lily and Abby Stackpole from Cushing; Tony, Ada and Anthony Toto from Everett, Mass.; Alfred Butler from Warren; Terri Dennison from Livermore; Catherine Widdecombe, Sarah, Ava, Raney, Casimin, Dana and Sandra Benner from South Thomaston; Paul Hastings from Waldoboro; Roger and Donna Yattaw, Pauline Dennison, Vickie and Brailey Graf from Spruce Head; Mark and Michelle Merrifield from Union; Gloria Nelson from Warren; and Clifford Quinn from Deer Isle.

The oldest couple was Tony and Ada Toto and the youngest was Brailey Graf at 7 months.

This is the last reunion the Merrifields will be hosting. If someone else would like to host call Florance at 785-5268 for the addresses.