Akron German Family Society

Akron German Family Society

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.... Akron German Family Society

We invite you to join our YouTube of the Akron German Family Society. Sometimes you can't be at one of our events for various reasons, however, now you can watch our events that have been recorded to be watched at your leisure. Share these with your family and friends that live out of town.  Thanks to David Hall for coordinating our page and for all of the fantastic videos and pictures he takes, along with his wife Joan and awesome kids!

YouTube channel for Akron German Family Society

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Register now for the 3nd Annual Lederhosen 5K September 9th, 2017.....Akron German Family Society

The 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K will be held on Saturday September 9th at 9am. Please click for registering....2017 Lederhosen 5K
This run is special in so many ways. Thank you to Jill Armbrust, for coordinating this event and for sharing some special memories below....
"There are so many special memories that are tied to this event.  It is truly a wonderful experience for me to assist in getting this event off the ground and running, no pun intended, as a fund raiser for our amazing Youth Group!  The joy and the fun that results from the work put into this event is truly representative of the dancers Youth Group and the sponsors/volunteers that make it happen. Here are some 'snapshot' memories.
*The Families!  Many that come out and run together and are making this a tradition. 
*The Costumes!!  The groups of people and individuals that dress up in German attire for the run.  They bring such excitement to the event. 
*All of the Runners!  I am amazed each year by the many different reasons that people run...whether it's for fitness, for fun, for social interactions or for many other reasons...the runners always seem happy to have participated in our event."

2017 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K

This event is held as a Fund Raiser for the German Family Society Youth Group Dancers.
Later that day is The Annual German Family Society Oktoberfest. Registration does not include enterance to the Oktoberfest.
Last years Sponsors, Results, and Photos: www.germanfamilysociety.com/5k2016.shtml

Event details and schedule

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 ends 9/8/17 at 12pm 

Race Day: 9/9/17
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.

~ 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!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Order your Sausage Now!.......Akron German Family Society

It's time for our Fall 2017 Sausage making. 
Sausage is now on sale at the Akron German Family Society!
Our Youth Group members make the sausage twice a year, as it has become a truly successful and unique event for all those that enjoy delicious homemade sausage!
Available in regular or hot, in casing or in ground bulk. The sausage is wrapped fresh in 3 lb packs and sells for $13.50  ($4.50 lb) per pack. ***NO price increase

Orders Due by: Sunday Sept 10th
Sausage pick-up date: Sunday Sept 24th from 4-7pm.

Made fresh by the "Youth Group Members"! 

* No additives or preservatives.
* 100% of proceeds benefit the Youth Group.
* Regular or hot casing is available!
* The ground bulk is great in spaghetti, lasagna, meatloaf, and for burgers on the grill!
*For those that like to smoke or dry their sausage, it's outstanding!

Please, place your sausage order now with a Youth Group member. 
Otherwise, please place your order with Carri or Steve Sensius, our Youth Group leaders, by calling 330-899-9848.

Thank you so very much for your support!!!!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Volunteers needed for Oktoberfest 2017....Akron German Family Society

We gain so much from volunteer work, in the friends we meet, as well as the personal fulfillment in helping others.
****We are seeking members to volunteers to help at our Oktoberfest that will be held on Friday through Sunday September 8-10th.
Please, call Nina Frischherz at 330-696-8521 or email at ninaeff@gmail.com to help various areas such as in the kitchen, bar, and entrance/parking/tickets etc. Nina will help you find the right place that is of interest to you as well as offer ideas to where our volunteers are needed the most.
If you have already signed up to volunteer "please, ask your friends and family to join in the fun with you". It truly is a great time! In volunteering for this special event you will know how much fun it is as well as why the the word "Family" is in our club name. We are "one big family" and we welcome each and every one of our members to come out and share in volunteering with their friends and family.

Thank you so very much for volunteering and for your help!! We promise you that you will want to come back for more...:)

Monday, August 7, 2017

Oktoberfest 2017!!.....September 8-10th....Akron German Family Society

It's Oktoberfest time at the Akron German Family Society! We welcome one and all!
Plan to attend our three day event from Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 10th including the most authentic homemade German food around! The German beer, wines, dancing, live bands, German clothing and goods, and many great fun activities for everyone in the family is waiting for you!
See the details below of the daily bands, dance group performances, as well as our extensive menu! Sunday is always a perfect day for families with children to enjoy games, balloon making, and much more!
We very much look forward to celebrating Oktoberfest 2017 with you!