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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 Lincoln.

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 Barn.

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 Chair]

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