On July 18, 2015, descendants of Julius Baisden and Polly Fowler Baisden of Verdunville met at Chief Logan State Park for their annual celebration.
Door prizes were given in several categories. Polly Murphy, at 85-years old, was the oldest attendee. She is the daughter of the late Carlos and Flora Dingess Baisden of Dingess. The youngest person present was 4-year old Alexander Hendrix. The descendant who traveled the farthest was Sue Wayne from Chicago, Ill. The person with the most children attending was Stephanie Bledsoe with two children; the attendee first to arrive was Shirley Baisden, and the couple that had been married the longest was Danny and Sandi Baisden with 39 years of matrimony.
Those attending were Kathy and Joe Carroll of Wilkinson; Hester and Joe Hodges from Verdunville; Richard and Justin Baisden of Harts; Bob and Debbie Fields of Verdunville; Stephanie and Ashley Bledsoe from Ona; Emily Dillon of Ona; Brandi Davis of Verdunville; Ralph Perry of Verdunville, Brian and Samantha Baisden from Madison, Jim and Linda Baisden of Verdunville; Shirley Baisden from Verdunville; Polly Murphy from Dingess; Sandi and Danny Baisden of Madison; John M. Baisden from Verdunville, Tennis Baisden of Rossmore Rd., Logan; Kenny Johnson of Verdunville; Joyce Willison and Alexander Hendrix from Amanda, Ohio; Linda, Cody, and Vesta Bryant from Verdunville; Jasmine Adams from Verdunville; Dianna Altizer of Breeden, and Sue Wayne from Chicago.
A potluck lunch was enjoyed by all 31 attendees. Justin Baisden said grace over the meal. A luau theme was used as the decorating motif. Kathy Carroll was in charge of games, decorations and door prizes.