Hook family reunion

Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

All seven children of Vince and Lavonne Hook, of Hawarden, returned home to celebrate their parents’ 65th wedding anniversary June 27 along with many family and friends. The seven siblings had not all been together since eight years ago when the family celebrated Lavonne’s 75th birthday. (Front Row l-r:) Vince Hook, Lavonne Hook, Joe Hook, Akron, (Back Row l-r:) Pat Hook, Algonquin, IL, Terry Hook, Las Vegas, NV, Mic Hook, Hawarden, Dennis Hook, Hot Springs, SD, Shery Kaskie, Hawarden, Lorri Schuller, Hawarden. A surprise birthday party was also held for Pat’s 50th birthday which is later in July and Terry’s 60th birthday which is in January.

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    By Steve Peterson

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