St. John's Lutheran Church
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Rain or shine!
Come help us celebrate our 27th anniversary Reunion!
Twenty-seven years ago, over 300 Rombergers, Rambergers, Rumbargers and Rumbergers, all of them descendants of our
immigrant ancestor, Bartholomaus Raumberger, gathered in Elizabethville, PA to celebrate the first All-Family Reunion. In recent years, we have been
meeting in St. John’s church (aka "The Hill Church), just a few miles from where that first Reunion was held. Starting in the 1790’s, many of our ancestors were baptized and married in St. John’s, and the adjoining cemetery contains many of their graves.
We're also commemorating 257 years of our family in America. We hope you will join us!
We plan to gather in the church to sing together, get to know one another, and honor the accomplishments of family
members. Our new Family Historian, Bob Averell, will bring us up to date
on the latest research, both here and in Germany, accompanied
by our former historian, Dr. John A. Romberger. In the afternoon, we will share a dinner and socialize in the open-air pavilion.
is ample parking, and all facilities are handicapped accessible. There is refrigeration
for food and drinks.
For the Reunion dinner,
a hot main dish, fresh fruit, and beverages will be provided by the committee. Those
who can conveniently bring a covered dish, hot or cold, or a dessert are asked to do so.
If you cannot, don’t worry – we never have a shortage of food!
reunion will take place, rain or shine!
Response sheet. If you have not already
filled out a Response Sheet (whether you plan to come or not) please fill one out and submit it TODAY. A response sheet you can print and mail is here. This will keep our mailing list up to date and let us know how many folks are coming. Contributions will help with the cost of mailings, the Reunion, the dinner, and further research into our German roots.
Exhibits. Let us know if you are bringing an exhibit! We encourage you to bring anything dealing with the history of our family that you
would like to exhibit. Please note on the Response Sheet if you plan to bring
a display, and plan to arrive at the church early to set it up.
Youth recognition. Recognition of special accomplishments of younger members of the family is an important feature of our
meetings. If you feel someone in your family under the age of 30 qualifies, please
note this on your Response Sheet. Both the person making the nomination and the
nominee must be at the Reunion.
Coming from a distance? There are a number of motels in Harrisburg, and in the Selinsgrove-Shamokin Dam area, all about 1 hour from St. John’s Church. There are also several motels and bed and breakfasts locally. Some of these are:
Lykens Valley Golf Course and Lodge, Millersburg.
Red Rose Motel, Halifax. 717-896-3894.
Bisking Family Farm Bed and Breakfast, Halifax.
Felicita Resort, Harrisburg.
custom driving directions from Mapquest by using this link.
attractions. There's lots to see and do locally! Places to go are here.