Some 230 members and guests of Grundsau Lodge 18 met in the Emerald Fire Company banquet hall, March 10 to celebrate their Pennsylvania German heritage. Many of the participants conversed in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect which originated in the Palatinate (Southwestern) region of Germany.
Led by Haaptmann (president) Roy Dengler, the large assembly enjoyed a Pennsylvania Dutch dinner including pork and sauerkraut, mashed potato filling, sausage, bread and butter.
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND Led by Carl Breininger, fellow Grundsau 18 Raatsmann (directors) Rod Cressman, Preston Williams, Barry Friebolin, Marc Grammes and Charlie Fink opened the Grundsau 18 dinner March 10 at the Emerald Fire Company. Additional photos appear on page A2.
Grundsau 18 Haaptmann (president) Roy Dengler led attendees at the Grundsau 18 dinner at the Emerald Fire Company in remembering members who had passed.
As always at any Grundsau gathering, there are Pennsylvania Dutch songs to be sung. Bill Young and Craig Siegfried led the singing at the Grundsau 18 dinner.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Pastor Brian Haas of Christ UCC, Walnutport, offered a prayer at the Grundsau 18 dinner March 10 at the Emerald Fire Company.
It was traditional Pennsylvania Dutch at the Grundsau 18 dinner on March 10. On the left are Bob Miller, Bud Farber, Brian Snyder and Brandon Williams. On the right are Ronnie Utt, Pappy George and Brian Williams.