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St.Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities announces 30th Winter Ball Karneval

What is Karneval?
People in Germany have been celebrating a form
of Karneval since the Middle Ages. Since it’s
early beginnings, Karneval, and its equivalents of
Fastnacht and Fasching, was a period when the
world was turned upside down.
The normal order of things was reversed: Partying
was suddenly acceptable, the figure of the fool or
clown was respected, and the nobility was openly
satirized. The simple craftsmen and workers rose
to the position of prince in their guilds and paraded
through the streets in hand-sewn robes showering
bystanders with food and wine instead of golden

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO http://stl4stuttgart.com/events/winter-ball-30/

And as in the Venetian masquerades, people on
the streets hid their real identity behind masks and
costumes – some elegant, others witty. For just a
few days, the topsy-turvy world of Karneval was
This tradition has been passed down to the
contemporary Karneval clubs, many of which have
their own “regiment” and military banners complete
with marching bands and powdered wigs.
Our 30th Winter Ball Karneval will be celebrated in
memory of its founder Roy Leimberg. We will have
pomp and circumstance just the way Roy would
have liked it!

St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities
Cordially invites you to attend our
57th Anniversary Celebration
30th Annual Winter Ball Karneval
A German Masquerade Ball

For Tickets go to: http://stl4stuttgart.com/events/winter-ball-30/

The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel
Clayton Ballroom
1335 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
(complimentary parking)

Dinner Menu
Charlotte’s House Salad
Jägerschnitzel with Spätzle
Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts with
Dried Cranberries

Dance Music By
Larry Hallar’s Two Star Final

Guests of Honor
S.T Prinz Alex Josef I &
I.L. Prinzessin Alyssa I
Chicago Rheinischer Verein
Germania Society of
Cincinnati, Ohio
Members of the Kansas City
Germania Club and
Citizens Association

Mistresses of Ceremonies
Susanne Evens & Dorris Keeven-Franke

Winter Ball Committee
Alex Araiza, Harrison Billy, Norm Cleeland, Barbara Dressel, Susanne Evens,
Dorris Keeven-Franke, Corrie Hendrix, Linda Kurz, Jana Nester, Robert Roeder, Helga
Thalheimer, Mary Kathryn Victor, Ilona Wilken, Jörg Vogt, Alyssa Weeks, Traude Wilson



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