Here are 69 of the 73 Dittmer family members who gathered together here at Lake Lure over Father’s Day weekend (June 16-18) for their bi-annual Dittmer family reunion.

Family members came from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.  The reunion has grown from 52 members attending in 1999.  They love Lake Lure and want to come back again in two years.  Kay and Ed Dittmer don’t think they can survive hosting so many so soon! Though all had fun, Kay and Ed are still recovering.

The Breeze will publish your local summer family reunion photo, too! Just send your reunion photo before August 10 to: with a personal caption telling us who, when and where. Then look for it in the September/October print and digital edition of The Mountain Breeze.