American German Club news

Frank Nechvatal

At the February meeting, the club celebrated Fasching. Fasching is the months-long event to mark the beginning of Lent. Fasching begins the 11th month, the 11th hour, 11 minutes and continues until Shroud Tuesday. Shroud Tuesday is the equivalent to Mardi Gras. The day after Shroud Tuesday is Ash Wednesday which, for Catholics, marks the beginning of Lent. Lent commemorates the period (40 days) Jesus spent fasting in the desert before he entered Jerusalem. Our festival featured Gunter and Trish DeFlieze as the Prince and Princess of the Court. We had finger food with coffee and water as we saluted the court and Fasching. Following the fest, we showed a video on German immigrants in America.

We look forward to the April meeting and the election of new officers for the club. For any individual interested in joining our club, we meet the fourth Tuesday of the month, September through April, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Room. Come join us.

Auf wiedersehen.