A record crowd attended Family Night at the Pedee Women's Clubhouse on May 28.
First-time visitors were Portia Perkins and friend Jack, who lives behind the former church parsonage in Pedee; and Erika Vogel, her son, David, and granddaughters who live on Maple Grove Road, west of the Kendall Cates farm.
All enjoyed the grand dinner with birthday cake for dessert honoring Fred Weisensee.
Later in the evening friend Stan Campbell from Corvallis entertained with his guitar and folk songs.
Family Night and potluck dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., the last Friday of each month. Families of all ages are always invited and welcomed.
Charles and Leslie Bennett of Lynwood, Wash., spent last weekend with Charles' brother and sister-in-law, Pete and LaVerne Bennett. Leslie attended church with LaVerne on Sunday.
I had a surprise visit May 2 with former Pedee and Kings Valley residents Maxine Hoxit of Milwaukie, her two daughters and granddaughter, and her sister Myra Hubbard, also of Milwaukie.
They were on their way home after working at the Womer Cemetery in Pedee where their parents, Howard and Lucille (Arnold) Perry, are buried.
Howard was pastor of the Pedee, Summit and Kings Valley churches from 1944 to 1947. They lived in the parsonage at the Kings Valley Church. The sisters attended Kings Valley School and did the janitororial work there.
Friends were happy to welcome Rod Baldwin at the morning worship service April 30 after his stay at the Corvallis Hospital.
Aaron Burbank assisted Pastor Lonnie Burbank at the service. Among others attending were Pastor Steve and Merrilou Gilmore from Enterprise, where they serve two churches.
Joining them were Merrilou's parents, Dave and Joyce LaVoie.
Pam Burbank's piano offertory was "Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul." The pastor continued a Ten Commandments study with the message, "Thou Shalt Love ... Not Lie!" from Psalm 15:1-5.