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Union Sunday School Celebration Celebration at Mt. Gretna. MEETfflO ON TUESDAY fiVENIHQ. In the Ofllce of the O. & L. Railroad Company—Profits Company—Profits will be Equally Divided- Tickets will be Sold at the Regular Prices—Arrangement* Completed. The general committee, consisting of members of tbe various Sunday schools, held their first meeting in Superintendent A. D. Smith's office, on Tuesday evening at 7:45 o'clock, to make arrangements for the annual united picnic of the city Sunday schools at Mt. Gretna on the Fourth of July. The roll was called by Harry W. Siegrist. William D. Ranch opened the meeting and heard motions for offices, whereupon the following were elected: Dr. J. R. Beckley, president; Thomas G. Spangler, secretary and Abram Miller, treasurer. The following gentlemen were present from the different schools: tit. Lake's Episcopal—Geo. Fernsler, John Simmons, T. H. Brunner. Salem U. B.—C. E. Boltz, T. G. Spangler, Wm. Kimmel. Trinity U. B.—A. S. Light. G. B. Marquart. J. H. Seltzer. St. Paul's Evangelical—Adam Sayler, -Wm. Miller. First Baptist—Watson Albright, Eev. H. H. Mower, H. E. Davis, H. H. Harback. Harback. Memorial U. B.—Wm. Biever, H. A. Bank, Geo. Bender Lehman Street M. E.—J. J. Bowman, P. S. Disbinger, Geo. U. Sheiner. First Beformed—W. D. JKauch.Simon Garrett, T. Z. Miller. St. John's Reformed—Chas. Huber, W. T. Frantz, C. N. Seidle. ' , St. St. Mark's Reformed—A. H. Miller, H. Beamesderfer, E. Dohner. > Zion Lutheran—W. C. Martz, W. B. Roedel, A. C. Zimmerman. Seventh Street Lutheran- Rev. P. C. Croll, R. L. Alibright. Geo. Haas. Centenary M. E.—R. H. Graeff, J. H. Roberts, I. M Rntter. Moravian—O. P. Lichtenthaler First United Evangelical—Dr. J. B. Becklev, C. B. Wagner, S. R. Seabold. The first question discussed was the matter of the division of proceeds. It was decided to evenly divide the proceeds among the different schools, as in former years. The next matter discussed was the time for the departure of the baggage train. It was agreed that at 9 o'clock the train leave Lebanon and returning leave Mt. Gretna at 6 o'clock in the evening. Supt. Smith stated that the cars should be loaded not later than 8:45 o'clock, so as to be ready to leave promptly promptly at 9 o'clock. The committees of the different schools were instructed to procure their tickets on the Saturday previous to the Fourth, so as to avoid a rush at the station. The committees also will distribute the tickets to the scholars on the Sunday before the Fourth. The required number of tags lor baskets wore agreed upon and they will be furnished by the railroad com- panv. Supt. Smith urged that ticket committees committees strive to sell as many tickets as possible, possible, although the schools will share in the profits of all tickets sold. He also stated that tbe company will furnish tickets to persons loading baskets, two representatives from each school to be designated for that purpose. .<_ A number of the genltemen present suggested that a prominent speaker be procured for the occasion and that a special musical program be provided. Dr. C. B. Wagner and Rev. P. C. Croll thought a committee of five should be appointed which was agreed to. After considerable discussion the matter was again brought up and several who bad served on similar committees in previous years stated that they thought it useless, as no audience large enough would assemble assemble to honor even a good speaker. The action was reconsidered by a vote of 12 to S. Rev. Croll made a motion to let the matter rest until another year and then ample time could be had to prepare an excellent program if desired. Supt. Smith stated that the company will do everything possible in the way of prpAiding amusements. He said tbe price of the boats will be reduced from 25 to' 15 cents an hour, and that base balls, croquet sets and other games will be fnrnished by the company. The Perseverance Perseverance band has also been engaged by the company to play for the schools on this occasion. It was decided to charge the regular fare of 40 cents for adults and 20 cents for children, one- half of the proceeds to be refunded to the schools, as heretofore.

Clipped from Lebanon Daily News17 Jun 1896, WedPage 1

Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, Pennsylvania)17 Jun 1896, WedPage 1
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