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Students bid ‘Mach’s gut’ to teachers


Special to The Press

Dave and Jean Adam of Orefield completed their fall Pennsylvania Dutch speaking classes with a graduation ceremony and dinner Dec. 16, 2021.

The classes were attended by 32 students, many of whom brought their family’s favorite Pa. Dutch recipe for the dinner.

Entertainment was provided by Bill Young, vocals and composition; Craig Siegfried, vocals and guitar; and Josef Kroboth, vocals and accordion.

The next class will be 7-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 13 at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield. Classes meet Thursdays for 13 weeks.

For information, contact Dave Adam at 610-395-4282 or dhadam@rcn.com.

PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Dave and Jean Adam of Orefield taught Pennsylvania Dutch to a class at Jordan Lutheran Church in fall 2021.
ABOVE: Pennsylvania Dutch speaking class attendees included (seated) Marie Bower, Nancy and Frank Wiltrout, Deanna and Gary Weaver, George Weiser, David and Louise Earp, and Dale and Marie Brinker (standing) Timothy Bentson, Carol Wendling, instructors Dave and Jean Adam, Bill Donner, Joe Lisa and Sara Kroboth, Carol Baus, Ila Dietrich, Diane Wertman, Sherry Fuhrmann, Elaine Kurtz, Bill Young, Barry King, Craig Siegfried, Terrie Weidman, Kerry, Bridget and Jared Rabold, Ronald and Jean Wentz, and Sandy and Clarence Hoffman.
Musicians performing at the Pennsylvania Dutch speaking class graduation were Bill Young, Greg Siegfried and Josef Kroboth. Additional photos appear on page A2.
RIGHT: Jean Adam (left) joins students in singing at the Pennsylvania Dutch speaking class graduation Dec. 16, 2021. PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND