Community photos 6/26/16

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Father's Day was the focus of the 75th Nelson family reunion last weekend. The reunions started in Bedford County 75 years ago on Father's Day as family gathered to honor James Coley Nelson. The family gathers every year with just the notion that "family matters," traveling from as far as Alaska, Los Angeles and Boston. More than 300 people attended this year, beginning with a fish fry and barbecue cookoff and including a prayer breakfast at the Wartrace Community Center, tour back to the reunion's original site, a "White Out" banquet and culminating with a huge get-together with food galore. "It was just a wonderful weekend covered in blessings," family member Sandra Avent said. (Submitted photos)