On August 17, 1954, the descendants of the F.M. Goossens gathered in the Scott State Park for a time of fellowship and to renew our acquaintence with one another and also becoming acquainted with new members.
The following is the way the program was given:
Chairman – Levi Goossen
Prayer by Levi Goossen
History of Mr. & Mrs. F.M. Goossen by Frank Goossen
Here we were dismissed by prayer by John D. Goossen after which we enjoyed a delicious basket dinner, and the program was renewed.
Quartett – Paul, Eldon, Alva, & Levi singing accompanied by Mrs. Paul Goossen on the accordian “I want my Life to Tell for Jesus”.
Poem. Can you Count the Stars a Shining?” Ralph Goossen
Accordian Duet “Farther Along” by Susie and Alva Goossen
Devotional Message – James 1:1-12 by Paul Goossen
Sextet “Did you think to Prayer?” Luella, Sussie, Elva, Lorena, Margaret and Bernice, accompanied by Mrs. Paul Goossen and Alva Goossen on accordions.
Joe Goossen – Psalms 143:8 Testimony of God’s Call.
Walter Goossen – Challenging for Christian Service
Alvin Goossen – Psalms 8:4
Duet “Jesus loves the little children”Gloria & Mildred Goossen.
John Goossen – God knows our address.
Dialogue – Levi and Luella Goossen, Ruth & George Unger
Duet – “From the manger to the cross” Mrs. Leona Saltzman and Levi Goossen accompanied on the guitar.
Quartet – “We are going down the valley” “Never grow Old”
$11.50 was collected
10.00 was paid for ice cream
$1.50 was given as a love gift to Joe and Elaine Goossen
Those Present – 49
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Goossen and Levi
Mr. & Mrs. John D. Goossen
Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Goossen, Susie, Alva and Elsie
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Goossen, Elva, Eldon, Maurice, Bonita and Marcus
Mr. & Mrs. Hein Goossen, Luella, Margaret, Bernice, Ezra, and Emory
Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Goossen, Vernon, Simon, Harold, Andrew, Othelia and Timothy
Mr. & Mrs. Walter Goossen, Gloria, Phylis, Mildred and Gerald
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Goossen
Mrs. Roland Saltzman
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Goossen and Dwight
Mr. & Mrs. George Unger