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Der Adler Summer 2015 | Volume XI, Issue III
Welcome to the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society’s website, home of Cincinnati’s most authentic Oktoberfest and famous German dancers. If you are interested in renting one of our facilities please see our hall rental website. For reservations for our upcoming dances please call (513)-385-2098 and select option 3.
The Donauschwaben Youth Group is once again preparing homemade sausage in Oktober. They will be selling three varieties: regular, spicy, and smoked sausage. Original flavor and spicy flavor is $6 per pound while smoked versions of both flavors are available for $7 per pound.
There is no guarantee that orders placed after OKTOBER 5 will be honored. Sausage pick-up will be at the Donauschwaben Society on Oktober 25 from 4 to 6 PM. Proceeds from the event will help offset the group’s upcoming travel costs. To order, download the Sausage Order form here and mail it into the address listed or email it to Lori Decher at email@example.com.
The 3-day festival is the only Oktoberfest in Greater Cincinnati that is held in Oktober and will offer: over 25 imported and domestic beers on draft (including favorites such as Hofbräuhaus, Warsteiner and Paulaner, and the new Donauschwaben house brew “Schwaben Lager”), pit-roasted Bavarian pig and chicken, homemade German sausage, stuffed cabbage, goulash with Spätzle (noodles), homemade tortes and pastries, funnel cakes, goetta, and so much more.
The 7th Annual #DSOktoberfest car show will be held on Sunday, Oktober 4, during the last day of our Oktoberfest. If you are interested in showing a car please contact John Weissmann at 615-2665 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration fee is $15 and trophies will be handed out at 3:00 PM. Entrance is included with admission to the Oktoberfest.
Forget the Friday night happy hour at a crowded, over-priced bar! Instead come out and enjoy a few drinks with your Schwaben friends at the Friday Night Stein Verein. Come out to socialize with one another, listen to great pre-recorded German music, share stories, play cards, and enjoy some delicious beer. There’s no official membership, no formal meeting, no officials duties, and no dues.
Join the Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society at Old St. Mary’s Church (located in Over-the-Rhine, downtown Cincinnati) for the annual Kirchweih Mass and the blessing of the Rosemary Bush.
Calling all Donauschwaben Members! Come out every third Saturday of the month to help out at our monthly work days. There are many projects that need to be done and we need all the help we can get. Please consider coming out for a few hours to support and improve your Verein. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
For more information please contact Adam Hary at 513.923.4548 (home) 513.604.3816 (Cell) or email him at email@example.com. You can also contact Dave Brabender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the Donauschwaben’s most traditional events, the Kirchweih celebrations center on the positive role the church played in Donauschwabian villages. Today, that tradition is captured in a highly festive event that includes dancing, music, food, and drink.
The highlight of this dance is the yearly raffling of the blessed rosemary bush, which symbolizes prosperity. This fun filled event “pits” members, traditionally men, against one another as they bid on the rosemary bush in an attempt to win it for their wife, sweetheart, fiancée, or even future in-laws. When the raffle ends the entire club wishes the winning couple good luck with dancing and drinking.
Come out to the Donauschwaben’s monthly meeting where members can get updates on how the club is doing and to hear about upcoming events. Ladies Auxiliary meeting starts at 8 PM with the general meeting beginning at 8:30 PM
The Donauschwaben Youth Group is once again preparing homemade sausage as one of their fundraising activities. They will be selling three varieties: regular, spicy, and smoked sausage. Cost for the original flavor and spicy flavor is $6 per pound. Smoked versions of both flavors are available for $7 per pound (minimum order is 5 lbs) and payment is due when your order is picked up.
Sausage can be picked up at the Donauschwaben Society on October 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Orders must be turned in by October 6. To order, download the Sausage Order Form (October 2015) on the club website and mail it into the address listed or email it to Lori Decher at email@example.com. There is NO guarantee that orders placed after October 5 will be honored. Proceeds from this event will help offset the group’s upcoming travel costs.
On Friday, Oktober 30, come out and enjoy traditional German Gemütlichkeit and camaraderie at the Donauschwaben Hall for our Fifth Friday FRIGHT Fest celebration. Feel free to come dressed up in Halloween costumes!