Our 113th Reunion
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 29, 2018
Reunion Theme: The 275th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Glattfelder Family in America
The 113th annual family reunion, celebrating the 275th anniversary of the arrival of our family in America has come and gone. Considering that there was flooding and road closures in the immediate area, we were very fortunate to be able to hold the Reunion festivities at Heimwald!
The Reunion started Saturday morning with a motor coach tour of sites pertaining to the early generations of Glattfelders in America. The tour included three local cemeteries, lunch at Brown's Orchard and Farm Market, and we spent several hours at the Colonial Complex operated by the York History Center. We enjoyed the YHC's annual "Colonial York Day" with living history demonstrations.
We returned to Heimwald for picnicking, and as usual we enjoyed the Brodbecks Band concert as well as some of York County's finest foods: Sechrist hot dogs, fresh Brenneman chow-chow, soft pretzels and Carmen's ice cream.
Sunday's festivities started with some typical Pennsylvania Dutch fare - Hog Maw and slippery Potpie - it was delicious! Various souvenir items and family merchandise was available for sale, including family sweatshirts, polo shirts, stationary, 100th Reunion booklets, and various DVDs.
Another Anniversary Reunion highlight was the dedication of a new plaque at Heimwald Park for Dr. Noah Glattfelder, whose book on the descendants of Casper helped lead to the reunions and the Casper Glattfelder Association of America.
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