Panning, Tyson families hold reunion

Front row: Bob and Linda Panning, from Defiance, Ohio. They have been married for 56 years. Back row left: Fred and Judy (Tyson) Panning, from Mebane, N.C. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27, 2016. Back row right: Jerry and Betty Tyson from Manistee. They have been married for 51 years. (Photo by Beverly Wilkens)

(Front row) Bob and Linda Panning, of Defiance, Ohio, married for 56 years (back row, from left) Fred and Judy (Tyson) Panning, of Mebane, N.C., will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27, 2016, Jerry and Betty Tyson, of Manistee, have been married for 51 years. (Beverly Wilkens/Courtesy photo)

The Panning and Tyson families recently held a dinner celebration at the Manistee Country Club in Manistee.

Families came from Denver, Colo.; Portland, Ore.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Mebane and Hillsborough, N.C., and Charleston, S.C.

All the grandchildren enjoyed meeting their cousins and having a good time in Michigan.

In total, these three families represent 157 years of marriage. The families thank everyone for coming.

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