Akron German Family Society

Akron German Family Society

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mark calendars now....50's - 60's Night on Sat. Aug. 12, 2017...Akron German Family Society

Mark your calendars now to attend our 50's - 60's Night Party!
You will have a blast enjoying "Rock N' Roll" music, great food, while wearing period attire costumes, recommended. Welcome one and all! 
Bring your friends and have a great evening!
Please, call Mrs. Moellmann at 330-633-3949 or Mrs. Lehner at 330-335-8985.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Call now to make your reservation as Maifest 2017 is this Sat. May 20th.....Akron German Family Society

Call now to make your reservations for this Saturday's Maifest on May 20th at 5:30pm.
Reservations can be made by calling Mrs. Moellmann at 330-633-3949 or Mrs. Lehner at 330-335-8985.

Maifest at the German Family society is a Dinner Dance, and the JR YOUTH GROUP will entertain with a set of folk Dances, including a traditional Maypole dance. There will be some fun basket raffles to enhance to evening festivities.
Carolyn Langenfeld and Lisa Blaser are the Junior Youth group dance instructors and they shared some thoughts on Maifest. Maifest (or Mayfest in English) is the traditional celebration of the arrival of spring.  A key component of Maifest is the Maibaum (literally: May tree) or, as we call it in English, the Maypole. A Maibaum is typically adorned with spring flowers and ribbons, but some also include placards and signs, sausages and cakes to show off the history and crafts of a town. Traditionally, the Maibaum would be set up in the middle of a town, and had to be guarded, as neighboring towns would attempt to steal them from each other and hold them for ransom...often a keg of beer.  Tradition states that dancing around the Maibaum brings revelers good luck and wealth.
In Bavaria, young men would cajole eligible girls to dance around the Maibaum with them, in hopes of a Spring wedding. If a wedding were to result, the Maibaum would be placed in front of the bride's house.
Carolyn, thank you very much for sharing!

Also, K&C Band will be on hand for your favorite music to dance throughout the evening of Maifest.
Please, call now to make your reservations! See below for details...



Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K....Sept. 9th......Akron German Family Society


Save the date  and register early for our 2017 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K Run......, including a 1 mile walk and a 50 yard Toddler Dash. This will be the third year for this event and promises to be fun for all ages as many will run and walk in German themed costumes! Bring your family and friends!
Immediately after the run there will be many prizes and awards given. Enjoy food and beverages that will be available in support of the Youth Group.

***Plan on coming back for our Oktoberfest on the same afternoon of the run. Registration does not include entrance to the Oktoberfest.
Register for 2017 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K. here

Event details and schedule....

Registration:

5k Early Bird $20 Through May 31. (New This Year)

$25 5-K Pre-Registration June 1 - September 8 (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)

$30 5-K Day-of-Race Registration 7AM-8:30AM Saturday, September 9, 2017 (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)

$20 per person 5K Group Rate. Minimum 5 runners. (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)  (New This Year)

$20 1-Mile Fun Run Registration  (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)

$25 1-Mile Fun Run Day of Race (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)

$10 50-yd.Toddler Dash (under 5 - No T-Shirt Available)

($3.00 Extra for 2XL T-shirts)

Online Registration will end on 9/8/17 at 12pm



Race Day on Sept 8, 2017

Parking: Main Entrance, Main Lot

Dress: German Costume (There is a costume contest)

Registration and Sign ins @ 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

5K Race Starts @ 9:00 a.m.

1-Mile Fun Run starts shortly after the 5K runners

50 yard toddler dash is held after the 5K run is finished



Course Info:

The race starts and finishes at the German Family Society 3871 Ranfield Road Kent, Ohio. The race will primarily be on Ranfield Road and in the neighborhood adjacent to the German Family Society.

Finish Line Beer Garden:
In addition to a goodie/gift bag and post race nourishment, your registration includes one free drink (Draft Beer/Soda/Water) ticket that can be redeemed until 12PM/noon day of run, must be 21+ with valid ID to redeem for beer.

"Back by popular demand": Bloody Mary Bar, Sausage sandwiches, and hot pretzels will be available for purchase.

After race photos will be available for a fee in the Beer Garden with our Youth Group Dancers.

We hope you will come back to our Oktoberfest festival Saturday evening and Sunday for more German food, music, dancing and fun.


Awards:

~ 5K Run - Top 3 Men and Women Overall and Top Person in each division: Elementary (age 5-10), Middle School (age 11-14), High School (age15-19), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49. 50-59, 60+
~ 1 Mile Fun Run and Toddler Dash - Top 3 in each race. *Based on chip timing.
~ Best German-Themed Male Costume. Female Costume, and Group Costume. - wear your favorite German clothing, lederhosen and dirndls!



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Congratulations of 150 years to St. Peter of the Fields!......Akron German Family Society

We were so pleased to be a part of the of St. Peter of the Fields 150 year celebration held at Akron German Family Society on Sunday April 23, 2017.  Bishop George Murry, Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown and Fr. David Misbrener, the parish Priest of St. Peter of the Fields, along with other nearby priests and many parishioners came together to celebrate this momentous and very special event. The guests enjoyed a delicious home-cooked meal of hand breaded pork chops, roasted chicken, spaetzle, green beans, salad, and a wide array of delicious homemade German pastries! Fr. David has a close and personal history, along with his mother and father, to the Akron German Family Society. Fr. David is the celebrant of the yearly outdoor Catholic Mass held on the last Sunday in June of our Old European Fest.
***We were overjoyed that St. Peter of the Fields chose the Akron German Family Society for their celebration. Thank you so much!

If you are thinking of hosting a special event please consider the Akron German Family Society.
See the link below for detailed Hall Rental information and pictures.
Hall Rental Information

St. Peter of the Fields can be found at.....St. Peter of the Fields
Thank you to Gunter Frischherz for taking the below pictures of this event!











Monday, April 24, 2017

Maifest 2017 on Sat. May 20th.....Akron German Family Society


The Akron German Family Society welcomes you to our Maifest on Saturday May 20th at 5:30pm.

Carolyn Langenfeld shared some thoughts on our Maifest. Carolyn and Lisa Blaser are the Junior Youth group dance instructors.
Maifest (or Mayfest in English) is the traditional celebration of the arrival of spring.  A key component of Maifest is the Maibaum (literally: May tree) or, as we call it in English, the Maypole. A Maibaum is typically adorned with spring flowers and ribbons, but some also include placards and signs, sausages and cakes to show off the history and crafts of a town. Traditionally, the Maibaum would be set up in the middle of a town, and had to be guarded, as neighboring towns would attempt to steal them from each other and hold them for ransom...often a keg of beer.  Tradition states that dancing around the Maibaum brings revelers good luck and wealth.
In Bavaria, young men would cajole eligible girls to dance around the Maibaum with them, in hopes of a Spring wedding. If a wedding were to result, the Maibaum would be placed in front of the bride's house.

Maifest at the German Family society is a Dinner Dance, and the JR YOUTH GROUP will entertain with a set of folk Dances, including a traditional Maypole dance. There will be some fun basket raffles to enhance to evening festivities.
Carolyn, thank you very much for sharing!
Also, K&C Band will be on hand for your favorite music to dance throughout the evening of Maifest.
Please, call now to make your reservations! See below for details...


Monday, April 17, 2017

Debutante Ball 2017.....Akron German Family Society

The Akron German Family Society held our Debutante Ball on Saturday April 8th. It has been quite a few years since our last ball and was a special night.
This event has traditionally been held for a young girl or young woman who has reached maturity and, as a new adult, comes out into society at a formal "debut". The presentation of beautiful young ladies with their fathers and family members was special. The young men of the Youth Group escorted their debutante to the main floor where a formal introduction of the debutante was read by Carri Sensius. The first dance between the debutante and their father or uncle was to Edelweiss. Afterwards, the Debutante and their escorts danced for the audience. Fred Ziwch and his band played beautiful Waltzes throughout the evening.
Many thanks to David Hall and his daughter Brigitta for taking such beautiful pictures and videos of the evenings presentation and dances. Please, see the below links for the entire Debutante Ball higher resolution print quality pictures.
Debutante Ball 1Debutante Ball 2Debutante Ball 3Debutante Ball 4Debutante Ball 5Debutante Ball 6