Former Luther Leaguers—members of the Lutheran Church youth groups during the 50’s and 60’s – are invited to a Hill Country Federation Luther League Reunion in Fredericksburg at the Fellowship Hall of Bethany Lutheran Church from 2 – 4 PM on Saturday, September 21.
During the 50’s and 60’s Luther League was an important part of the religious and social life of high school students in the area. Regular Luther League meetings were usually held on Sunday evenings, but larger gatherings, called Rallies, were held in the spring and fall. All of the leagues in the federation participated, and the rallies were hosted by various congregations on a rotating basis. As a result,friendships were formed which lasted for many years.
In addition to the individual units and their activities and the rallies, Luther Leaguers also attended Bible Camp at Camp Chrysalis near Kerrville. Thus “out of town” acquaintances and friendships were fostered and even treasured.
The reunion in September is designed to bring former Luther Leaguers “out of the woodworks.”Present membership in a Lutheran church is not a prerequisite. The September reunion is simply an opportunity for old friends to gather, reminisce, laugh—have fun.
Entrance to the Fellowship Hall at Bethany is on Austin Street, but an elevator is available at the back of the facility and accessible through the rear entrance at the back parking lot.
Saturday, September 21 is also the date of the Fall Festival, a fund raiser for the camping ministry of the ELCA. The festival will be held from 9 AM until 3 PM at Fredericksburg’s Market Square, across the street from Bethany Lutheran Church.
For more information contact Vondean Schmidt 325-247-1037, Elna Preston 830-669-2424, or Charles Eckert 325-347-6225.