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Twelfth Annual


Sunday, July 6, 1958
Time --- 2:00 P.M.

PROGRAM -- 2:30 P.M.

Paradise Community Park

Lancaster, Pa.


  • Hymn America
  • Invocation Rev. Martin Eshleman
  • Welcome Lee Brown
  • Special Music Denlinger Twins
  • Speaker Rev. Emory H. Herr
  • Memorial Exercise Benj. R. Brackbill
  • Minutes Ralph Homsher
  • Treasurer's Report Walter Denlinger
  • Offering
  • Report of Nomination Committee and Election of Officers
  • Report of Historian Martin Brackbill, Jr.
  • Awarding of Prizes Clair Hershey
  • Hymn Blest Be the Tie That Binds
  • Games Miss Lena Clark
  • Picnic Lunch

Officers of the Brackbill Clan[]

I. Lee Brown, Paradise, Pa.

Vice President
M. Clair Hershey, Cochranville, Pa.

Recording Sec.
Ralph Homsher, Paradise R.D. 1, Pa.

Corresponding Sec.
Martin H. Brackbill, Bausman, Pa.

Walter Denlinger, Ronks #1, Pa.

Martin Brackbill, Jr., New Cumberland, Pa.


Sunday, July 6, 1958

The meeting of the Twelfth Annual Brackbill Reunion was held in the Paradise Community Park on Sunday July 6, 1958.

Herman Brackbill led the group in singing the opening song, "America".

Rev. Martin Eshleman conducted the devotions.

President Lee Brown called the meeting to order and gave an address of welcome.

We were entertained with special music by the twin daughters of Lester Denlinger.

Rev. Emory Herr, Strasburg Mennonite Church, gave us an inspirational message.

Benjamin Brackbill conducted a memorial service for the following: Martin W. Clark, Kinzers RD#1; Enos L. Zimmerman, Kinzers; Mrs. S. Naomi Girvin, Lititz; Mrs. Jesse P. Clark, Kinzers; Daniel H. Eshleman, Paradise; J. Louis Brackbill.

The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved.

The treasurer reported a balance of $18.64. Joe Brackbill moved that this report be accepted. Jacob Brackbill seconded the motion. Motion carried.

The offering amounted to $32.44.

Rev. Moses Brackbill reporting for the nominating committee recommended that the present officers

  • President - Lee Brown
  • V. President - M. Clair Hershey
  • Rec. Sec. - Ralph J. Homsher
  • Corres. Sec. - Martin Brackbill
  • Treasurer - Walter Denlinger
  • Historian - Martin Brackbill Jr.

be reelected. Motion was seconded by Benjamin Brackbill. The candidates were duly elected.

The treasurer reported a balance of $150.00 in the Cemetery drawing fund.

Clair Hershey awarded the following prizes.

  • Martha Clark - traveled the greatest distance (Philadelphia)
  • Mrs. Hebron Brackbill - Oldest person who washed the family car yesterday.
  • John Miller - man who washed the breakfast dishes.

The meeting was adjourned by singing "Blest Be the Tide That Binds". Most of the group remained to eat their picnic lunches and to fellowship together.

Respectfully submitted,
Ralph J. Homsher
Recording Secretary

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