Members of the Dawes boys (Perry, Larry, Marvin, Dave and Lloyd) and their extended families met at Camp Jefferson on Aug. 5, for a weekend of fun and fellowship.
They came from Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, California, Virginia, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Hosts for the weekend were Dave and Kathy Dawes from Lincoln. Their theme for the weekend was the "Great Dawes Cook-Off" and they had challenged the family to compete in a barbecue-sauce competition.
Table decorations, games and prizes were centered around "Pigs." There were 19 barbecue sauce recipes to sample and judged to determine the winners.
Winners were Karen Dawes, first place; Caitlyn Dawes, second and Grant Barron third. Their prizes were appropriately, a wooden pig cutting board, ceramic pig yard ornament and a huge pink piggy bank.