Jasprizza family members come together 57 years after first reunion

The October long weekend saw the gathering of the descendants of Nicole Jasprizza (pronounced Nik-o-lie), the founder of the cherry industry in Young.

It was the first first family reunion in 57 years, with the most recent prior to the weekend being held in 1962.

It is believed the first to cherry trees were planted in the Young area at McHenry's Creek, Three Mile, on Old Monteagle Road by Nicole Jasprizza in the 1800s.

Upwards of 150 members of the Jasprizza family attended on the weekend, with family hailing from Sydney, Darwin, Wauchope, Gold Coast, Canberra, Temora, Cowra, Grafton, and Tocumwal and, of course, the local Jasprizza's.

The weekend kicked off with a meet and greet at the Australian Hotel on Friday evening, October 4.

The following day, Saturday, October 5 saw the family attend Tipperary Golf Course for an all day catch-up.

Events throughout the day included a bus tour of significant Jasprizza historical sites, followed by lunch, and a group family photo.

Descendants of four of Nicole's seven children, Baldo, Mathew, William, and Henry were in attendance, with the seventh generation having a great time.

A reunion cake prepared for the occasion was celebrated in cutting by the oldest male and female descendants.

This was Don Jasprizza, aged 86 years old, who resides in Young, and Rita Rogers, aged 98 years old, who lives in Temora.

Sunday saw everyone return to the Tipperary Golf Course for breakfast, final catch-ups, and then goodbyes.

Leigh Langfield (nee Jasprizza) was the organiser of the weekend and had created a photo montage of the Jasprizza Family Tree which showcased historical family items dating back to 1867.

"The weekend was a great success and saw families catch-up, get together, and reminiscence the history of the Jasprizza family," Leigh Langfield said.