There were no marriages between those brought up in
the home, but a number of weddings took place there.
Independence Day Homecoming in 1950 reported 71 children
(actually more than 100) had been served by the Home. Hundreds
of visitors and returning orphans and families attended. Another
reunion was not held until 1988.
During World War II, 32 Woodmen Circle Home boys and one girl
served in the military; throughout the operation of the Home, military
service was the next step for many of the boys. Without a family
for support, most found college financially unattainable after graduation.
In its early years, recreation was only allowed on
Sundays. Boys "from town" especially liked coming to Woodmen Circle
Home for its traditional Sunday fried chicken lunch. Hunting, fishing
and horseback riding on the extensive, wooded property offered great opportunities
for both residents and guests.