The 29th annual Wagler campout was recently held at Morris Park. Donald and Betty Wagler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and many family and friends attended Saturday with cake and good wishes.
A baby shower was held for Russell Klenk, son of Chase and Stephanie Klenk.
The adults put on the Wagler Program in the little schoolhouse. Thanks to the Chaddocks and friends, a group of “chickens” arrived to do a surprise skit and the “Chicken Dance.” Seth Graber, Gary Wagler, Pam Wagler, Justin Dean and Dave Throckmorton entertained with a few selections on their cardboard musical instruments. Jeannette Richardson told knock-knock jokes and then Gary and Mark Wagler got up to carry on the tradition of Uncle Gal’s “Wagler Campout” song. The Linger Longers this year were: Phil and Sue Seeley, Mark and Pam Wagler, Jeannette Richardson, Donald Wagler and Rob and Darla Chaddock and Jake the dog.
This year the group had 41 campers and 30 drop-ins on Saturday.
Campers were: Phil and Sue Seeley, Cherokee; Rob, Darla and Emily Chaddock, Rodney and Betty Wallman, Yarmouth; Chase, Stephanie and Russell Klenk, New London; Parker Rios, Gary and Leanna Wagler, Kirstie and Kiera Wagler, Kelli Wagler and Desmond Williams, Bryle and Kaylye Guthrey, Burlington; Jeannette Richardson, Sperry; Mark and Pam Wagler, Fort Madison; Dennis and Brenda Wagler, Rolla, Mo.; Seth Graber and Halley Common, Omaha, Neb.; Jim and Deanne Graber, John and Hildy Milo, Bettendorf; Donald and Betty Wagler, Fairfield; Dave and Linda Throckmorton, Jason Throckmorton, David Poggemiller, Keosauqua; Mike and Eileen Thurman, Wilton; Josh, Missy and Trinity Dean, Mount Pleasant.
Drop-ins were: Gary, Sarah and Hannah Wagler, Fort Madison; Les and Kathie Loyd, Terry and Susan Peterson, New London; April, Whitney and Blake Wagler, Mount Union; Mark and Tammy Runnells, Yarmouth; Marian Chaddock, Wever; Scott and Jan Creighton, Gene and Gladys Oberman, Candy and Jace Dean, Burlington; Woody Swartz and Sherry Wehrman, Fairfield; Margaret Coleman, Roxanne, C.J., Sarah, Nathan, Kendra, Alys Schafer, Glasgow; Cheryl Rich, Mount Pleasant; Nancy Harney, Houghton.