I would like to invite you to St. Louis’ German-American Day celebration on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from noon until 5pm at the St. Louis German Cultural Society’s Hall at 3652 Jefferson Avenue. Whether you come from Germany, your family did, or you just enjoy your German heritage, there is something for everyone. The event is free, and all proceeds go to the St. Louis German American Committee which promotes all of the German organizations in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. Everyone is encouraged to dress in their German for the day!
The large hall will become the Biergarten, where you can enjoy Kraftig Beer thanks to their most generous donation. Also, Gus’ pretzels, and Kaffee and Kuchen will be available as well. At noon, our new Honorary German Consul Paul Oberneufemann will present the Proclamation from Missouri’s Governor, to be followed by some special remarks in honor of this special occasion. At 1:00 pm the Mannerchor, Dammenchor and the Liederkranz will treat us to songs. Some songs will be available for sing along too, for those that like to join in. At 2:00 the fantastic Jugend Gruppe – Youth Group will perform in the Bier Garten too. At 4:00 pm the amazing, legendary Harry Wolf with the Waterloo German Band will be there and perform. You won’t want to miss them!
Take some time to visit the Cultural Hall too! The Germanic Genealogical Society STL will be there to help and advise people with their family history and how to do German Genealogy research. The Missouri Humanities Council will be there to share their initiative the German Heritage Corridor, and talk with you about your German history. The St Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities will share a beautiful visual tour of Stuttgart, and the St. Charles German Heritage will share the history of the Germans in St. Charles County and the traditions and styles of German clothing. Other German organizations: Volksmarch, Schuetzenverein, Bayern Verein, Badischer Verein, German American Heritage Society, the German School, Stammtisch and Missouri Germans will be there to share their organization and what it does. You can get involved too!
A full day of heritage and unforgettable activities that will be interesting for young and old! Enjoy the German Gemuthlichkeit! and everyone is Wilkommen! For more questions visit the website GermanAmericanCommittee.org or call 636-221-1524.
Dorris Keeven-Franke, Event Chair for St. Louis German American Day