The 50th annual reunion of the Claus and Bertha Pfeiffer Behnken family met on Sunday, Aug 11, at the Sand Beach, Oak Harbor home of Ted Behnken. The late Claus Behnken came to Ottawa County in 1883 with his mother from Hanover, Germany to join his father who arrived a year earlier. Five children were born to Claus and Bertha: Regina Risch, Leona Longanbach, Loretta Joseph, Orlena Wagner and Clarence Behnken. Families of the five children were able to purchase shirts with each family designated a particular color. Souvenir Christmas ornaments designed by Leslie Risch and Lindsay Griffin were given to each attending member. Committee members planning the event were Bonnie Kaspar, Marilyn Siefke, Denise Knipp, Twyla Northrup, Julie Polter and Linda Dehring.