Monday, October 15, 2012
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St. John's Germanfest offers family time, German food, polka dancing and crafts

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[October 15, 2012]  The 13th annual Germanfest will be celebrated at St. John United Church of Christ in Lincoln on Oct. 20. Authentic German food will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The Alley Kats Band will furnish music during the serving time, including polka music for dancing or listening.

Parking for the church is on the corner of Maple and Eighth streets.

Brats, red cabbage, sauerkraut, German potato salad, apple strudel, German chocolate cake or angel food cake will be served with apple cider, tea or coffee. A hot dog meal with chips, dessert and drink is also available.

The St. John Youth Group will offer the same menu at a drive-thru line, available at the alley alongside the former ALMH east parking lot.

Free delivery in town will be offered with orders of six or more prepaid tickets. Tickets are available from church members or by calling Cathy Sanders, 735-5219, or the church office, 732-6957. Tickets will also be available at Germanfest. Tickets are $7.50 for the German meal and $350 for the hot dog meal.

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Proceeds will benefit mission projects, which have been the recipients from the beginning. Missions served have been Austin Bahn Fundraiser, Back Bay Mission, Boy Scout Troup 106, Church World Service Disaster Relief Fund, Community Action Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity of Logan County, Hope From the Rubble (UCC Church World Service project after Sept. 11, 2001), Illinois Conference Hurricane Relief Fund, CROP, Mom and Me Camp, Reinhold Niebuhr Memorial Plaque, Salvation Army, SHARE, St. John UCC of Chicago (sister church), St. John UCC Youth Veterans Celebration and Recognition Dance, and Teddy Bear Project of ALMH.

[Text from file received from Tonita Reifsteck]

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