Akron German Family Society

Akron German Family Society

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Year's Eve Celebration at Akron German Family Society

Come and share the great moments of 2014 and "wish-in" 2015 at our New Year's Eve celebration.
The Akron German Family Society invites you, your family, and friends to our special year end event!
The festivities will begin with delicious
hors d'oeuvre's at 6:30 pm. Beginning at 7 pm, enjoy a homemade German dinner of roast pork with sauerkraut, chicken breast in wine sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, rolls,.....and delicious desserts for purchase.

Of course, toast with champagne at midnight with your friends and loved ones!

This year's event will be even more special as we once again invite the youth to join in the fun!
Our club truly believes in family togetherness and creating life-long memories. In this, we have made it easy for families, with children 8 years old and older, to enjoy this fun filled evening. A special area and room in the club will be decorated for the youth to enjoy movies, games, and activities.

The kids will have their fun and you will as well! Parental supervision of children is required. No babysitting services will be provided.

Entertainment and music for dancing throughout the night, into 2015, will be provided Pete Karsti and his Eintracht Band. They promise to play your favorite German and New Years songs!

Come and be with us as this is a night to join among friends in wishing continued health, prosperity, and love for our families and each other.
Reservations are required prior to Sunday. Dec. 28. by calling Renate (330) 633-3949 or Eva (330) 335-8985. Tickets are "pre-sale" only. Adults are $25 each and children ages 8 to 12 will be $10. Also, Junior Youth and Junior Group members will have a special reduced price of $10 each.

***If you make reservations and are unable to attend, please call to cancel so that it may be filled by someone that would like to attend.

Rich Reikowski

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weihnachts Programm "Christmas Program" and "Pictures" ...Akron German Family Society

A packed house came to celebrate the Weihnachts Programm  "Christmas Program" on Sunday December 7th. President Rudy Stagl welcomed the many families, their children, and friends with a warm greeting both in English and German. The Junior Youth and Kindergruppe members captivated the audience with special dance performances, sang favorite Christmas songs and poems in German and English, as well as there was a special piano performance by one of our Junior Youth Group members.
After the performances, the children delivered a delicious cookie tray to each table. The homemade cookies were provided by the families of the Junior Youth and Kindergruppe members.
A special visit by Santa Claus gave each child a moment to share what was on their wish list as well as to receive a present! There were elves on hand to help with the children's pictures and to assist Santa with gift giving.

This special yearly Christmastime event is marked by the traditional "lighting of the blue candle".

Our two Ehren "Honorary" Presidents, Mrs. Rickert and Mrs. Koenig, along with our current President, Rudy Stagl, joined to light the candle. Afterwards, the song "Silent Night" was sung by the entire gathering in German and in English. The lighting of the candle honors the remembrance of the journey and displacement of our Donauschwaben from their homeland, to the acceptance of our people in their new homeland, including that of the United States and throughout the world. Donauschwaben, both near and abroad, honor these memories with the lighting of the blue candle.

Our club is so fortunate to have families that care so much for their German heritage and for each other. This was certainly represented by the 2014 GFS season of events.
The pictures in this blog were taken by our club photographer, David Hall. Thank you David!

Rich Reikowski