Dale Barnhill and his wife Beverly hosted the first Barnhill Family Picnic on Saturday, September 4, at Walbridge Park.
Realizing that the family, on his father’s side, had never had a reunion or picnic, Dale and his sisters: Teri, Mimi, Margo, Kathy, and his brother, Ronnie, encouraged all the family, in town and out of town, to come together with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren so that the family members could get to know each other.
Dale praised God for allowing the family to gather and enjoy each other’s company and said: “In these last and evil days, it is very important first, that we have a relationship with Jesus Christ and, second, that we share our wisdom and get to know and enjoy our families.”
Indeed, the family did heed the call and they came from far and wide. For example, Fred Davis, Rogers High School graduate and former tight end with the NFL Washington Football Team, flew in from the Nation’s Capital on the East Coast and his son, living on the West Coast, flew in from Los Angeles.