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Western PA Lutherans Hold Picnic at Rock Springs Park

Tuesday, July 15, 1930

Western Pennsylvania Lutherans Hold Picnic at Rock Springs Park.
The sixth Annual Picnic of the Lutheran Outing Association is to be held July 15 at Rock Springs Park, Chester, W.Va. This outing usually is largely attended by Lutherans of Western Pennsylvania and is estimated 5,000 will be present.
Many churches and Sunday schools have signified their intention to attend as a group, and eliminate their individual outings. A silver cup will be awarded the church and school having the largest percentage of attendees.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Fortieth Street, last year was awarded a silver plaque for having the largest attendance for three consecutive years.
On the executive committee for the outing association are W.K. Hodkinson, Edna K. Schwer, Esther A. Anton, Henry W. Mertens, D. R. Pfeiffer, C. L. Reith, George B. Turnbaugh, Robert Lentz, Harry Dreher and A.M. Hartzell. (The Pittsburgh Press, July 5, 1930.)

Due to continued decline in congregation membership and inadequate financial support, the St. John's Lutheran Church, Fortieth Street, Pittsburgh, PA, was absorbed by Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Shadyside, and the edifice (shown) was sold to a private developer for use as condominiums.

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