Missouri genealogist Scott Biondo has learned that it's not who you know, it's who you're related to.
When the power went out in much of St. Charles the first night of the reunion, the family scattered to find bags of ice. Biondo was told by a relative in a local QuikTrip store that ice was rationed because of the power outage.
"When I told the clerk that we were having a Biondo family reunion he told me his grandmother was a Biondo and to take all the ice we wanted," Biondo recalled. [Link]