Akron German Family Society

Akron German Family Society

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sausage order deadline Sunday October 4th......Akron German Family Society

This Sunday October 4th is the last day to place your sausage order. You don't want to miss out on  the best tasting, homemade, all natural, fresh, handmade sausage by the Youth Group!
100% of proceeds benefit the Youth Group and their 2016 trip to Germany where they will perform throughout the region. The sausage will be ready for pickup on Sunday October 18th. (details below)



Yes, the Youth Group (below picture) will be making the sausage by hand, led by their group  leaders Steve and Carri Sensius!




The ground bulk, regular or hot, sausage goes great in spaghetti, lasagna, burgers on the grill, meatloaf, stuffed peppers.......


The link, regular or hot, sausage is fantastic on the grill!


Please, contact the GFS Youth Group member that you know to place place your orders.  If you don't know one, then please place your order with the Youth Group leaders, Carri or Steve Sensius by calling 330-899-9848.
The delicious homemade German Sausage is available in regular or hot, in casing or in bulk. The sausage will wrapped fresh in 3 lb packs and will sell for $13.50  ($4.50 lb).
The sausage pick-up date is set for Sunday October 18th from 4-7pm.

The Youth Group members thank you so very much for your support!!!



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Support the Youth Group Sausage Sale Fundraiser ......The German Family Society

On Friday October 16th, over 30 Youth Group members will be in the kitchen at the Akron German Family Society to make thousands of pounds of fresh, never frozen, organic sausage. It's ready for pickup on Sunday October 18th. (see details below)

Why? It's because they work tirelessly together as a motivated team to work towards their trip to German in the summer of 2016. Not for the trip to Germany alone, but because they are closely connected as friends. To see the joy, fun, and laughter in the kitchen while they mix, hand crank, and fill the sausage into casing is a sight to witness!
The Youth Group meets weekly for several hours for dance practice. They stand for "family" in what our club is named, German Family Society.


The ground bulk, regular or hot, sausage goes great in spaghetti, lasagna, burgers on the grill, meatloaf, stuffed peppers.......


The link, regular or hot, sausage is fantastic on the grill!



 ***Please, place your order today as the deadline for orders is Sunday October 4th.

It's best to contact the GFS Youth Group member that you know as they each are encouraged to take your orders.  If you don't know one, then please place your order with the Youth Group leaders, Carri or Steve Sensius by calling 330-899-9848.
The delicious homemade German Sausage is available in regular or hot, in casing or in bulk. The sausage will wrapped fresh in 3 lb packs and will sell for $13.50  ($4.50 lb).
The sausage pick-up date is set for Sunday October 18th from 4-7pm.

The Youth Group members thank you so very much for your support!!!


Monday, September 21, 2015

Oktoberfest 2015 "Wunderbar"!!! ......Akron German Family Society


Oktoberfest....Did you know?
The Oktoberfest in Munich dates back over 200 years. On October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Theresa of Hildburghausen got married. To celebrate their wedding, the couple organized a huge horse race, which took place on October 17th.

By the end of the 19th century, the Oktoberfest was lengthened, beginning in mid September to take advantage of the month's warmer weather. Since then, only the last week of the festival was held in October.
To this day, the Oktoberfest, world's largest beer festival, is held annually in Munich, Germany. The 16-day party attracts well over 6 million people every year who consume well over 1.5 million gallons of beer, 500,000 sausages and wursts, 750,000 spit-roasted chickens, thousands of Schnitzel, hundreds of tons of sauerkraut, the list goers on... during the two-week fest.


The German Family Society celebrates their three day Oktoberfest over the weekend after Labor Day, this year over Friday, September 11 thru Sunday, Sept 13th. We're not quite up to the size of the Munich Oktoberfest, but those that visit our fest overwhelmingly feel it's true and authentic from it's delicious food, music, and German themed park.

From the young to the not so young, the Oktoberfest had many highlights. Having had the chance to talk with many club members, friends, as well as guests to the fest, they openly shared what was special to them, why they came, what connects them to this weekend event, and why the volunteers put in countless hours to make such a successful Oktoberfest. Here's what a few had to say...
It's a part of my life, I would drive across the country to be here, playing with my friends, dancing during the Oktoberfest is what I look forward to, the amazing homemade food, the authentic German bands playing all my favorites, seeing those I haven't seen since the Old European Days & Bierfest, and the fond memories the German Family Society means to me.

Rain was a definite in the weather forecast on Friday and Saturday but the "spirit of Oktoberfest" did not get washed out. The crowds were abundant and appreciative to all of the GFS staff that ensured there were plenty of tents to stay dry. Sunday was a perfect day with sun, a few clouds, and perfect temperatures in the 70's. 

Our first annual 5 K-eg Run kicked off Saturday's events with a bit cool and refreshing morning that spirited the many runners! This Youth Group fundraiser most likely will be planned every year on the Saturday of Oktoberfest. Plan on running in 2016! The Kuchen Haus made it's debut during the Oktoberfest being the place to find your favorite German desserts! Many guests walked around adorning handmade pretzel necklaces made by club members. The hammerschlagen booth, was new this year, as made by Steve Rodenbucher. Many accepted the challenge of pounding a nail in a large piece of wood with just a few hits allowed. Fun!

Smiling faces were everywhere from the biergarten, edelweiss haus, jagermeister booth, pretzel and corn booth, wine tasting booth, German clothing tent, and the list goes on! The children loved the train rides, face painting, balloon artist, and the game and prize tents. Truly the sights and sounds of the guests to the 2015 Oktoberfest.
Below, please see a few of the many outstanding pictures of this years Oktoberfest as captured by the talents of our club photographer David Hall.

Oktoberfest High Definition pictures can be found at  http://hallbuzz.com/gfs/2015/oktoberfest/index.htm