The Minerd-Minard-Miner-Minor clan's upcoming national family reunion -- to be held over the weekend of June 21-23, 2013 in Fayette County, PA -- will mark the 100th anniversary of the first gathering in 1913. The lapel ribbon seen here is an artifact of that original event and was given to the 125 reunion-goers on that momentous day, red for women and white for men. If you look closely in the group photo of the 1913 reunion, you will see the men's ribbons flapping in the breeze.
This year's centennial reunion will be unusual in that it will look ahead rather than toward the past. On the theme of "What's Your Legacy," the Saturday picnic will feature a panel discussion among cousins Sandra Alkula Boda, Kathleen Kern and Richard A. "Rick" Minerd on how they have preserved memories for the future. Our Sunday morning event, led by family friend Kerry Fraas, will be an experimental family-wide prayer time, not focused on organized religion or Bible-thumping, but rather on the power of prayer in troubled families and at work.
Our reunion and award-winning website serve to educate an estimated 50,000 cousins around the globe that their ancient family roots are in the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania. [ More on the 2013 reunion - Sandra Alkula Boda Interview Podcast - Kathleen Kern Interview Podcast - 1913 reunion - 1913 group photo - super-enlarged 1913 group photo ] >>>