108th Annual Bitler Family
Picnic & Reunion Weekend

2 Events - 1 Great Family Weekend !
Counting down to the next time we all get together ...


2016/2017 Reunion Officers

President - Judy Hassall
Vice-President - Melissa Smith
Secretary - Jennifer Noll
Treasurer - Nancy Petros
Historian - Glenn Piper

2017 Bitler Picnic
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Montour Preserve
Heron Cove B

Time: 10:00am - Dusk
Grill @ Noon & 4:00pm

Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments lemonade, ice tea and coffee provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Free-will donation to cover costs.

I-80, Exit 33 (Danville).  Take Route 54 West, 4 miles to light in Washingtonville.  Turn right onto Route 254 East and travel about 1/2 mile, take the first left onto PP&L Road and continue 3-1/2 miles.  Turn right onto Preserve Road and travel 1/2 mile.  Montour Preserve office (Bitler Homestead) will be on your left. Stay on Preserve Road for about 1-1/2 miles, then bear left onto Sportsmans Road, following signs for Heron Cove.  We will be in Pavilion B.

Click HERE to get a Google map and directions to the Preserve.

Preserve Phone Number: (570) 437-3131. For a map of the Montour Preserve, click HERE.

Want to learn a little more about why we hold the picnic at this location? Click HERE to find out.

The 108th Bitler Reunion
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Pavilion "C" - Knoebel's Grove

Coffee @ 10:00 am
Lunch @ Noon

Family Meeting to begin as soon as everyone has been served lunch!

This is a covered dish affair.  Ice tea, lemonade and coffee provided.  Bring main course, side dish and/or dessert for covered dish meal. Meal served at 12 noon and we'll enjoy a Bitler feast together!  Free-will donation to offset costs.

Information about the Park, including location can be found on the Park Web Site: www.knoebels.com, or contact them at: (570) 672-2572.

Coming from a distance and/or staying for
both days and need a place to stay ?

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Danville Super 8 Motel, just off of Exit 224  (old Exit 33) on I-80.  Kick back and relax in casual conversation games, and snacks with some of your other 'cousins'.

Hotel features include: free continental breakfast, gym, free high-speed internet, and business center.

Please mention the group name Bitler Family Reunion when making your reservations.

Danville Super 8 Motel
35 Sheraton Rd
(Exit 224 I-80 & SR54)
Danville, PA 17821 USA
Phone: 570-275-4640

Hotel Web Site

Click on the link below to be added to the invitation list


The 1st Annual Bitler Reunion was held on August 25, 1909.

The reunion was organized by the Pennsylvania
Bitlers (James) and the Kansas Bitlers (Adam).

Some reunions were held at the Island Park in Northumberland, PA,
before it moved to it's present location at Knoebel's Grove Park in Elysburg, PA.

Bitler Family - 100 years later.

And here they are ... 100 years later !