German Club Celebrates Oktoberfest

Posted on October 22, 2015 by


Fleetwood Area High School’s German club celebrated Oktoberfest on 30 September 2015.  Frau Moll held the celebration during school. The event was open to German classes as well as club members.

Oktoberfest is a festival in Germany that originated when the German Prince, Ludwig, married Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Despite the name, Oktoberfest is held late in September because of the copious amounts of rain that ensues in the first few weeks of October.

German students and club members had the opportunity to study the festivities of Oktoberfest. Frau Moll also had authentic dirndels and lederhosen for students to try on. Students watched a video stream from Oktoberfest in Germany.

Future German club events include a trip to the Reading Liederkranz on 2 November, Lebkuchenhӓuser during Christmas time, an Apfelstrudel celebration sometime in January, Shwarzwӓlderkirschtorte in February, Spaghetti Eis in March, and a trip to Deitsch Eck in the springtime. Many of these events feature authentic German foods. Most of the food is made by the German club members themselves.

Frau Moll, the adviser for the club, runs it because of her love for German culture. She has German ancestry and studied abroad in Germany.

“German club is about enriching the culture,” Moll said.

“We talk about the culture in class, but we live the culture in German club,” senior Ian O’Keefe said.

There is a large emphasis placed on the everyday life aspects of the culture, especially the foods.

“My favorite part about German club is the authentic German foods,” club president Max Ruemmler said.

All are invited to German club even if they are not taking a German class.

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