The fifty-second annual squirrel cook-off and family reunion of the Guyon family was held Saturday, October 12, 2019. The reunion was held at the camp of Will Jr. and Juanita Guyon on Bayou Dan in Enterprise, Louisiana. Forty-seven family members and friends were present to enjoy a beautiful day of fellowship and fun.
Fred Holland & Kenneth Harold Watson took on the first day of squirrel season, killing a total of 31 squirrels. Fred was the champion this year killing a total of 20 squirrels while Ken killed 11. Not as many as last year, but still enough to feed the family at the reunion.
Saturdays event came with beautiful weather and faces we have missed. Those present this year were: Will & Juanita Guyon (Pineville,La). Charles & Joy Guyon Tarver (Enterprise,La). Dennis & Laura Cassels (Rosefield,La). Teena, David & Wesley Kyle Parker (Pineville, La). Nicole & Ryan Terbot (Pineville, La). Fred, Denise & Brent Holland (Youngsville, La). Angela & Tucker Thibodeaux (Youngsville, La). Quincy & Gay Girod (Queen city, Texas). Severen, Lacey, Maverick & Josie Girod (Queen City, Texas). Kimmie, Jerrod, Kari Sue & Kamryn Dee Moss (Pineville, La). Ben Cooper (Alexandria, La). Kenneth Harold Watson (Pineville, La). Alice Ogden (Harrisonburg, La). Sharon Mason (Harrisonburg, La). Paul Davis (Harrisonburg, La). Austin & Anne Marie Kerry (Ball, La). Cindy Corley (Pineville, La). Kasey Corley & Marc Gore (Ball, La). Jamie, Heather & Colt Girod (Pearl River, La). Nancy Carol Guyon (Enterprise,La). We had a special treat this year all the way from New Hampshire Will & Juanitas son and daughter inlaw Clint & Jolene Guyon along with their friend Lynn Foremon from St, Louis Missouri. We had a wonderful turn out with lots of smiles, stories and laughs shared among the family.
Our family is growing every year. This year we celebrated the wedding of Anna Girod & Justin Shipp (Columbia,La) on June 29th 2019; we also added 3 new precious babies: Alexander James Darmstaedter to John & Charly (Sterlington, La) in April, Colt Girod to Jamie & Heather (Pearl River, La) in April, Tucker Thibodeaux to Matthew & Angela (Yougsville, La) in January. Sadly, we also lost one of our own; Danny Wayne Watson on April 25th 2019 (Bossier City, La). He was the son of Marjorie Guyon & Harold Watson. Danny Wayne was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and cousin and will be missed.
Our family looks forward to this event every year & are blessed that Will & Juanita continue to do this, though they joke and say it’s time for the younger generations to take over we are so thankful that they are paving the way and holding our family together. We are thanking God for another wonderful year with great food and a beautiful family.