By Jan Vaughn
We had a good group at the Tira Homecoming on Sunday, July 4. Danna Lewis coordinated the program and led the congregational singing. Coy Vicars was the Master of Ceremonies and folks shared memories of Tira. Tiffany Gilbert passed out roses to the families of those who were buried in the Tira Cemetery since the 2019 Homecoming.
Mark Chapman, Vice President of the Tira Cemetery Association, led the business meeting. Since there was no Tira Homecoming in 2020, there were four cemetery board members whose terms were ending. Mick Petty, Chip Vaughn, Billy Joe Clayton, and Rick Petty were reelected for the positions.
Following the program, the group gathered at the picnic tables on the grounds and shared a potluck lunch. Danna Lewis reported that the Crowson family has agreed to coordinate the program for the 2022 homecoming, which will be on the first Sunday in July.
On behalf of the cemetery board, I want to express my Regina Payton, who sends out letters about the Tira Homecoming each year, also to Floyd Lawson who does a good job of keeping the cemetery mowed, and to all who had a part in the homecoming. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, please let me know and I will be sure to share your address with Regina.
Everly Weir is spending the week with her grandparents, Robert and Yvonne Weir, while her parents, Dustin and Natalie Weir are in Mexico. Yvonne commented, “She is quite busy and lots of fun.” She added, “Last Monday we went to Dacy’s and swam and enjoyed their patio. Dustin, Natalie, and Everly stopped by. On July 3rd, Dakota, Sarah, Lucas, and Levi came for fireworks. It was good to have the North Hopkins fireworks shop open.”
Our daughter and granddaughter, Tiffany and Jaidyn, came in from Malvern, Arkansas for the Tira Homecoming. Perry wasn’t able to come with them because he had to work. That night Landon, Laiken, Dixie, Rylan, Brailon, and Slaiden joined us for homemade ice cream and fireworks. Kenden Joslin and Emma Hall were at the lake with her family for the holiday weekend.
I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-438-6688 or [email protected].