The Schmidt Family Reunion was represented last Thursday, April 23rd, at the Tablescapes theme table gala at the Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmetsburg, Iowa. The event, hosted by Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, raised money for adults with disabilities.
Cousins Mary Newton and Josiah Schmidt decorated one of the tables with a centerpiece of photos, books, and heirlooms from the Schmidt family of West Bend. The table was covered with an antique quilt sewn by Lizzie (Schmidt) Schafer. Place mats were laminated newspaper articles about Schmidt ancestors from The West Bend Journal and other Palo Alto County newspapers.
Other Schmidt cousins at the event included: Marge Schmidt; Pat Keeble; Nancy Schafer; Karen Schmidt; Valerie & Glen Newhouse; Kent, Laurie, Mari & William Schmidt; and Sara Bonstetter.
To view a slide show of the other tables at the event, click here.