St. John UCC & Oasis Senior Center unite
to bring 15th Germanfest October 18th
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[September 26, 2014]
LINCOLN - Bratwurst, Strudel, Red
Cabbage, German Potato Salad, Apple Cider & Alley Kats, what do
these have in common? All are elements of the Germanfest celebration
to be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the corner of Eighth and Maple in
St. John United Church of Christ and the Oasis Senior Center of
Lincoln will join together to sponsor this annual event since 1999.
Added again this year will be a 50/50 Raffle and Bake Sale sponsored
by The Oasis Senior Center. Proceeds from the events will be divided
equally between The Oasis and St. John UCC Missions.
Brats are the centerpiece of the German meal that anchors the event.
German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, applesauce, and choice
of apple strudel, German chocolate cake or angel food cake complete
the meal. Drinks include apple cider, lemonade, tea and coffee.
Serving times are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Advance tickets are available from church and Oasis members, or by
contacting Marilyn Armbrust at 732-4261. Get free delivery, in town
with six or more pre-paid tickets. Drive-thru carry-out is also
provided off the 8th Street parking lot leading to the Church Bus
The Alley Kats Band plays that great “oom-pah-pah” music from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Polka is the specialty but the repertoire is varied.
The band, entertaining at Germanfest for the sixth year, is under
the direction of electronic accordion player Terry J. Dutko of
Granite City, who organized the group over 20 years ago.
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Tom Roussin plays the sax, clarinet, flute and piccolo as
well offering vocals. Roussin has been with the dance band
approximately 18 years and hails from St. Louis. Drummer Stan
Soboleski of Fenton, Mo., joined over a decade ago. Dan Franke
of Belleville and Dallas Blair of Clayton, Mo., complete the
current lineup and have both been with the band about five
years. Franke is featured at guitar and Blair on the trumpet;
both also contribute vocals.
[Tonita Reifsteck, Co-publicity