The descendants of the Abel and Catherine (Frantz) Reese family celebrated the family’s 100th Reese Reunion on Aug. 11 and 12 at the Port Matilda Community Park.

An estimated 275 family members from all over the U.S. attended.

The group was entertained by the Steinbeiser Family and Friends Band, and numerous games and contests were held.

With deep roots in Reese Hollow and the Bald Eagle Valley, the ancestral history stretches back to the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Trenton with George Washington and the famous turning point of the war for the colonies.

The reunion continues to thrive with future generations holding on to the family’s proud heritage.

The next reunion will be held Aug. 10. For more information, email

Prize winners were:

Door prizes — Tanya Sharer and Courtney Warrender.

Newly Married — Laura and Derek Reese, six weeks.

Longest Married — Art and Luann Reese White, 64 years.

Youngest Child — Zane Hewitt, 9 months.

Eldest Lady — Hilda Rhule, 90 years.

Eldest Gentleman — Jack Gray, 94 years.

Farthest Distance Traveled — Ed Reese, Salem, Ore.

Cake Walk Drawing — Linda Bartholomew.

Reese’s Pieces Guess — Cindy Stere.