The descendants of Joseph and Anna (Hanus) Sokol held their 58th annual reunion at the Clutier Legion Hall on Sunday, September 18, 2011 with 37 members in attendance. Hosting the event was the family of Agnes Sokol Blaha.
A noon potluck dinner was enjoyed by all. The tables were decorated with candles and fall maple leaf refrigerator magnets. The afternoon was spent visiting and playing "Sokol" bingo and "Sokol" trivia. The centerpieces were given as game and door prizes.
The name, Joseph, was passed down many generations in the Sokol family, the last one carrying the name was born in 1891. After more then a century, another Sokol carries the name. Born in August, 2011 Joseph Sokol, son of Michael and Sally Sokol of Grinnell, was in attendance.
Those attending were: Marilyn Sokol, Marilyn Coover and Darlene Breja, Belle Plaine; Connie and Craig Hall, Brooklyn; Pearl Shanda, Lee and Marge Sedlacek, Bud and Geri Wiese, Cedar Rapids; Ollie Kremenak, Ila Jean Yung, Richard Linhart, Lillian Dostal, Clutier; Kathleen Brundage, Ely; Steve Sokol, Michael and Sally Sokol, Cameron, Dirk and Joseph, Grinnell; Darla and Keith Wills, Grundy Center; Regina and Lee Crooks, Iowa City; Marlene Stutzman, Marion; Wes and Pat Linhart, Marshalltown; Angie Princehouse, Garrett and Laney, Sidney Sokol, Frank and Marce Nekola, Toledo; Bill and Janelle Murty, Traer and Bob Linhart, Littleton, Colorado.
A discussion was heard regarding the date of future reunions, with a vote being taken to change the date to the second Sunday in July as it was originally. The next reunion will be held Sunday, July 8, 2012 with the family of Julia Sokol Linhart as hosts.