German Day Week Kicks Off Today in the Tri-State
Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:29 RCN Newsdesk
This year marks the 120th celebration of German Day sponsored by the German-American Citizens League (GACL). In honor of this historic occasion, German Day Week has been proclaimed in the Tri-State - Hamilton County and the Cities of Cincinnati, Covington and Newport - for the week of June 1-7.
According to GACL president, Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, this is one of the oldest German Day celebrations in the United States.
This week’s events include:
- German Day Keg Tapping at Taft’s Ale house, Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 p.m.
- German Day Program & Parade Findlay Market, Saturday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m.
- German Day Celebration, Sunday, June 7, from 11:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. at Hofbräuhaus Newport. Raffle prizes will be presented throughout the day with the grand raffle at 5:30 p.m. This year’s German Day Grand Prize consists of a dinner party for 30 at the Hofbräuhaus (excluding beverages).
German Day Week promotes the German heritage and serves as a fundraiser for the German Heritage Museum, which serves as the headquarters for the GACL.
The GACL was founded in 1895 and its accomplishments include getting Deutsche Welle on cable television; supporting German radio programs; publishing German-American News; historic markers in Cincinnati, Covington and Newport honoring German heritage; suggesting the idea for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati and helping organize it since 1976; helping organize the annual Bockfest since 1992; and sponsoring many other programs and activities for German heritage.
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