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August 7, 2019

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1969: Area Kiwanis Club members were preparing for the second Family Reunion Day.

The purpose of the event was to “dramatize the family as the keystone of the nation’s strength and morality,” according to a report in the Clovis News-Journal.

Kenneth Roper, president of Clovis’ Kiwanis Club, said participants were encouraged to “plan old-fashioned family get-togethers, dinners and picnics.”

While the gatherings were not formally organized, Roper said the idea was to “get the family up to date on addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, deaths, and significant events.”

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