Hay-Ringler Reunion-1907

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It Was Very Largely Attended at Ohiopyle on Sunday; Had Big Dinner in the Open
There Were Forty Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren of Mrs. Sarah Ringler Present at the Festivities

The Hay-Ringler reunion at Ohiopyle Falls last Sunday far exceeded the expectations of the inceptors both as to attendance and enthusiasm. Forty of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the oldest living member of the families, Mrs. Sarah Ringler, were present on the occasion. There had been no regular program for the affair arranged and when the party arrived at the Falls it was taken into the grounds surrounding the Ferncliff hotel at that place. Trouble was had in finding a place that would suitably seat 40 people in the open, but finally a vacant refreshment booth was located and the assemblage were soon gathered around the festal board. Everything good to eat was on the menu, and chicken was there in abundance.

After a good dinner some of the party strolled out to Lover\'s Leap, while others of the younger set picked up a ball team, and had a "great" game. Three innings were played and the score was 8 to 10. It is hard to tell how many runs would have been made had the official scorer consented to act for the balance of the six innings. This he refused to do. After the ball game, a foot race was run and out of a total of 10 starters Lloyd Shaw proved himself the speediest. A ladies race was postponed owing to the extreme heat.

Three counties were represented in the gathering, namely "Westmoreland, Allegheny and Fayette. During the afternoon a Secretary was elected and it was decided to have a gathering of this kind each year. Those present were:
Mrs. Sarah Ringler
James Ringler, Donegal
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Ringler and daughter Eva
Mrs. Gertrude Griffith
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hull and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ringler and daughter of McKeesport
Freemont Ringler of Wilson, Pa
Jonathan Hay of Pittsburg
Harmon Hay and son Robert
Miss Helen Haines
Mrs. Sarah Barnhart
Misses Beulah, Cora, Myrtle and Lottie Barnhart
George Barnhart, New Haven, Pa
Mr. and Mrs. Simon P. Hay and daughters Laura and Lottie and Stewart Ringler, Connelllsville
Mrs Don Berger, Dravocsberg(?)
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Ringler and children and Albert Kurtz, Scottdale
Lloyd Shaw. Connellsville
Hays Ringler, Homestead
Wm. J. Filcer and daughter Myrtle Margaret, Duquesne

(The Daily Courier, Aug. 13, 1907)