Alabamians Hold Get-Together At McCharen’s Lake From the August 13, 1926 issue of the DeLeon Free Press: Last Sunday afternoon a large party of Alabamians and ex-Alabamians held a get-together at the McCharen home three miles south of town. Making a statement for the party, Rev A.F. NABORS expressed the desire of everyone that this meeting be the "first annual Alabama Reunion." There was no fixed programat the gathering, it being wholly informal. It was the first opportunity some of the Texans had had of meeting the visitors here from Alabama, The SCOTT, GUNN, and DUNCAN visitors. Indeed,many of the Texas-born members of the party who are grown and married had never seen their aunts and cousins from the old state. It was a joyous occasion and one which every person present will be glad to have occur at this season year after year. After a beautiful spread underthe McCharen grove a roll call was made and it was found that 182 persons were present as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher SCOTT, Alexander City, Ala., Mrs. Amelia GUNN, AlexanderCity, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. E.W. DUNCAN, Alexander City, Ala., Mr. and Mrs. E. FORD, Cisco, Mr. and Mrs. Rex MOORE andbaby, Cisco., Mr. and Mrs. Vess MOORE and children, Cisco, Mr.and Mrs. C.B. POWELL, and children, Cisco., Mr. and Mrs. Velma LOCKE, Cisco, Mr. and Mrs. Val McCHAREN, Cisco, Mrs. Della HEATH, Rising Star, Autrey BALLARD, Sudan, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Percival WHITLAW and daughter, Comanche, Lloyd LEE, Dublin, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. FINE, Dublin The following from De Leon and vicinity:Mr. and Mrs. A.F. NABORS and sons; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LOCKE and children; Mr. and Mrs. W.O. LOCKE and son; Mr. and Mrs. T.H. LOCKE and children; J.C. LOCKE; Mr. and Mrs. H.W. LOCKE; Mr. and Mrs. Henry DEAN and children; Mrs. Ida DEAN; Mr. and Mrs. Doyle LOCKE; Mr. and Mrs. G.L. LEE and family; Mr. and Mrs. W.J.SCOTT and children; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. DUKE and children; Mr. and Mrs. Albert DUKE and children; R.T. NABORS; Mr. and Mrs. N. NABORS and family; Mr. and Mrs. W.B. RAY and children; Mr. and Mrs. Fred ADCOCK and baby; Joe GUNN and family; Mr.and Mrs. S.W. WILKERSON and family; Misses Della and Delia WALL; Mr. and Mrs. M.D. NORTON; Mr. and Mrs. D.C. NORTON; J.F. McKELVEY and family; Mr. and Mrs. Adrian BALLARD; Mrs. S.F. BALLARD; Mrs. Exa DODSON; Mr. and Mrs.Wayne BELL, J.B. SMITH; Mrs. John T. SOLLEY; Rance SOLLEY and son; Mr. and Mrs. W.M. COLEY and children; Oscar NABORS and children; Little Miss Billie Blue HARRISON, of Austin; Mr. and Mrs. H.C. KENNEDY, W.T. HENDERSON; Mr. and Mrs. A.J. HANCOCK; Mr. and Mrs. M.E. DUKE; Mrs. W.R. SADBERRY and children; Mr. and Mrs. L.B. CHAMPION; Tiller YATES and family; Mr. and Mrs. J.N. PITTS and children; Mr. and Mrs. Lee NABORS and baby; R.L. SCOTT and children and Rev. W.A. NEILL. This and other early issues of the Free Press may be viewed on the internet at www.comanchepubliclibrary.com thanks to the transcription of Judy Michaels.