Aldridge family release balloons in memory of loved ones

The Aldridge family released balloons with the names of ancestors who have passed written on them during the Aldridge Family Reunion held Sunday, Sept. 6.

The 83rd annual Aldridge Family Reunion was held Sunday, Sept. 6, at the Lee S. Jones Center in Eddyville.

Wanda Butson said the blessing. Butson hold the record of never missing a reunion since birth. There were 30 balloons released by attendees in memory of ancestors who have passed. Names were written on the balloons.

The reunion is held each year on the Sunday before Labor Day, at the same site.