A first for this year’s Grundsau Lodge 16 fersommling (banquet) was the inclusion of women on the guest list.
Members and guests attending the groundhog lodge’s celebration in the Northern Valley EMS banquet hall, Ormrod, were treated to traditional Pennsylvania German food including pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad with hot bacon dressing, cottage cheese and apple butter. Ice cream was served for dessert.
Dave Adam, Haaptmann (president) served as master of ceremonies.
He conducted the banquet in Pennsylvania German, with occasional breaks for an English translation.
As always, many attendees also spoke the dialect.
Music was provided by Joe Kroboth and Bobby.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Music for the Grundsau 16 banquet held March 3 at the Northern Valley EMS Banquet Hall, Ormrod, was provided by Joe Kroboth, drums and Bobby Pristach, accordion.
Grundsau 16 Haaptmann (president) Dave Adam used a dinner bell to call the Grundsau 16 banquet together at the Northern Valley EMS banquet hall, Ormrod.
Stan DeLong, Grundsau 16 Geldhewer (treasurer) accompanies mascot Yahde to the head table for the Grundsau 16 banquet at the Northern Valley EMS banquet hall.
Norm Adam, Grundsau 15, Kutztown, along with Grundsau 16 Raatsmann (directors) Chris Wartzenluft, Zach Haas, Steve Roscoe, Karl Haas, Dr. David Smith, Bob Everett, and Dennis Loch recite the Grundsau Pledge at the Grundsau 16 banquet.
Grundsau 16 Raatsmann (director) Dr. David Smith, opened the banquet with a prayer. Additional photos on page A2.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Yvette Adam, Diana Fitzgerald, Jane Bennett and Phyllis Stitzle were also among the first women ever invited to the Grundsau 16 banquet held March 3 at the Northern Valley EMS banquet hall.
Grundsau 16 Raatsmann (director) Zach Haas, the youngest Raatsmann, was delightful as he shared a story in Pennsylvania German with attendees of the Grundsau 16 banquet.
The program, a jigger of ice tea and a Grundsau cookie were all part of the Grundsau 16 banquet held March 3 at the Northern Valley EMS Banquet Hall.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Dale Brinker is joined by Ila Dietrich, Mary Brinker and Jean Adam, who were among the women invited to the Grundsau 16 banquet.