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JOHNSTOWN DAILY DEMOCRAT
JOHNSTOWN, PA
1910

 

Friday, 27 Aug 1910
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

COLD WEATHER FAILS TO SPOIL FAMILY'S OUTING
PRINGLE CLAN OF CAMBRIA AND INDIANA COUNTIES
GATHERS NEAR SOUTH FORK --
OFFICERS CHOSEN FOR THE NEXT YEAR

Members of the Pringle clan of Cambria and Indiana counties to the number of about 150 gathered on the George Flenner farm near South Fork yesterday and participated in the sixth annual reunion of the family. Cold and threatening weather in the morning kept many away who would otherwise have been present, but in spite of this the reunion proved to be one of the most pleasant and successful in the history of the association.

Features of the day were the noon repast and a short program of addresses, songs, and other numbers in the afternoon.

It was after 3 o'clock when the literary part of the day's festivities were started with the singing of "America". The Rev. J. T. Fox of Summerhill offered a prayer, after which a few minutes was spent in the reading and approving the minutes of the previous reunion. The Rev. Mr. Fox delivered an address of welcome in which he spoke of the many pleasures connected with a family reunion and the good that may result. A musical number of the Rev. and Mrs. Fox and Miss Nodelia Rorabaugh of Summerhill followed, after which several short talks were given. Among those who spoke were Prof. M. S. Bentz of South Fork, J. L. Wright of Wilmore, and Joseph Stull of Summerhill. Mr. Stull referred briefly to some of the early Pringle settlers, this part of his talk being especially interesting. The set program was concluded with the singing of "Good-bye" by the Rev. and Mrs. Fox and Miss Rorabaugh and the benediction by the Rev. Mr. Fox.

OFFICERS ELECTED

The business session of the reunion association was held after the conclusion of the exercises and resulted in the electrion of the following officers for the ensuing year. President, W. E. Pringle of Greensburg; vice-president, John Bricker of Indiana County; secretary, S. P. Sherbine of Seanor; assistant secretaries, Mrs. John Wright of Wilmore, Mrs. Jennie Pringle of Indiana. It was decided that the next reunion should be held at the home of Samuel Hess near Wilmore.

At noon the contents of the well-filled baskets brought by the respective families were spread and fully two hours was spent in the taking care of the many good things prepared for the occasion. The baskets contained everything good to eat that one might wish for, while the committee on arrangements for the reunion has provided facilities for making coffee. Following the feast the reunionists assembled for a photograph. After the afternoon's program had been completed the crowd began to separate and by 6 o'clock all had left the grove.


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