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The Summer 2014 issue deadline is June 27, 2014. To submit information to newsletter, please contact:

Joe T. Ludwig
ludwigjt89@gmail.com

Kindly submit information on the following events:

1. Donauschwben Day
2. Fifth Friday Froth Fest
3. Oktoberfest
4. Kirchweih Mass and Tanz
5. Fifth Friday Froth Fest (Oktoberfest)

44th Annual Johann Strauss Ball
Celebrating the Austrian Waltz King

Written By: Joe T. Ludwig

Since 1815 the Austrian city of Vienna has been known for hosting more than 200 balls per year in their luxurious concert and opera halls. Thousands of people, usually of the upper class, attended these prestigious events each year wearing long ball gowns or black tuxes with tails. Throughout the night they would dance or listen to the orchestra play songs by famous composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Strauss II. It is this almost 200-year-old Austrian tradition that Cincinnati Donauschwaben’s Annual Johann Strauss Ball is based on.

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Our Journey Home

A Look Back at the Youth Group’s 2013 European Trip

Written By: Joe T. Ludwig

Becky Suer remembers her last performance in Europe like it was yesterday.

It was dusk and an audience of about 100 people sat on a hilltop overlooking the beautiful town of Zsámbék, Hungary. In the backdrop of the wooden stage stood the ruins of a Catholic Church that barely survived an earthquake. A TV crew sat in the audience, broadcasting their performance live on Hungarian television. As the Youth Group walked off the stage after their final number, the crowd cheered. They were giving a standing ovation, demanding for an encore.

It was this moment that it started to sink in for Becky—and the rest of the group; they were leaving for home in less than six hours. After months of practicing and years of talking and planning, it was over. In 18 short days they traveled by bus to 13 cities in five countries. In addition to performing a two and a half hour show for their host families, the Youth Group experienced sight-seeing, learned about Donauschwaben history, saw historic sights, had the opportunity to experience first-hand the journey of the Donauschwaben people and meet the most generous and hospitable people that they will probably ever meet.

Of course, it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get to the point of cheering crowds and encores. The following is a look back at the Youth Group’s 18-day journey.

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  • Upcoming Events

     

    July 2014

     
    July 11 -- Stein Verein
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    July 19 -- Work Day
                  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     
    July 25 -- Member's Meeting
                  8:00 to 10:00 PM
     

    August 2014

     
    Aug. 8 -- Stein Verein
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Aug. 10-- Schwaben Day
                  2:00 to 7:30 PM
     
    Aug. 16 -- Work Day
                  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     
    Aug. 22 -- Member's Meeting
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Aug. 29 -- Froth Fest
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Aug. 30 -- Labor Day Trip
                  7:00 AM
     

    September 2014

     
    Sept. 12 -- Stein Verein
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Sept. 20 -- Work Day
                  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     
    Sept. 26 -- Member's Meeting
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Sept. 28 -- Oktoberfest Setup
                  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     
    Sept. 29 -- Oktoberfest Setup
                  5:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Sept. 30 -- Oktoberfest Setup
                  5:00 to 10:00 PM
     

    Oktober2014

     
    Okt. 1 -- Oktoberfest Setup
                  5:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Okt. 2 -- Oktoberfest Setup
                  5:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Okt. 3 -- Oktoberfest
                  6:00 PM to Midnight
     
    Okt. 4 -- Oktoberfest
                  1:00 PM to Midnight
     
    Okt. 5 -- Car Show
                 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
     
    Okt. 5 -- Oktoberfest
                  Noon to 8:00 PM
     
    Okt. 10-- Stein Verein
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Okt. 12 -- Kirchweih Mass
                  11:00 AM
     
    Okt. 18 -- Work Day
                  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     
    Okt. 18 -- Kirchweih
                  7:30 to 11:30 PM
     
    Okt. 24 -- Member's Meeting
                  8:00 to 10:00 PM
     
    Okt. 31 -- Froth Fest
                  6:00 to 10:00 PM
     
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