New features added to St. John Germanfest
Children's games, 50-50 drawing and bake sale
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The 14th annual Germanfest
is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. John United
Church of Christ, 204 Seventh. St. John is being joined by the Oasis Senior
Center in providing the meal and program, which this year includes a 50-50
drawing and bake sale through the Oasis.
In the parking lot, an area facing
Maple Street will be set aside for handicap parking only. Children's
games and activities will be on a section of the lot. The Alley Kats
Band will furnish music during the serving time, including polka
music for dancing or listening -- outside, weather permitting.
Tables for those who want to sit outside to eat or listen to the
band will also be on the lot. .
Authentic German food -- 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
will also be available. The meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. in the St. John Church Fellowship Hall.
The church youth group will offer
the same menu at a drive-thru line at the alley alongside the former
ALMH east parking lot entrance, off Eighth Street.
Free delivery in town will be
available with orders of six or more prepaid tickets. Tickets are
available from church and Oasis members, church or Oasis offices, or
by calling Marilyn Armbrust at 732-4261. Tickets for the German meal
are $8.50 and $4 for the hot dog meal. Profits will be evenly split
between the Oasis for their programs and St. John UCC for their
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Co-chairs for this year's Germanfest
are Wayne Mara, 737-6639, and Tonita Reifsteck, 732-9796, for St.
John UCC; and Georgina Binzen, 732-6132, and Dennis Schrader,
871-4155, for the Oasis.