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Pa. Dutch dialect students receive diplomas


Special to The Press

More than two dozen students of Pennsylvania Dutch attended a 15-week-long class taught by David and Jean Adam, of Orefield, at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Many of the students had taken the class multiple times over the years but keep coming back for the camaraderie and to pick up new Pennsylvania Dutch phrases. The evening began with a covered dish dinner featuring a variety of Pennsylvania Dutch foods and desserts.

Diplomas were then given to all those in attendance.

PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND Graduates of the winter Pennsylvania Dutch Speaking Class April 20 at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, include Michele Wagaman, Glenn Gressley, Diane Wertman, Terrie Weidman, Sandy and Clarence Hoffman, (second row) Craig Siegfried, Marie Bower, Ila Dietrich, Serenity Fuhrmann, instructors David and Jean Adam, Mary Brinker, Dale Brinker, David and Louise Earp, (standing) Rachel Wagman, Mike Garis, Stan DeLong, Bill Young, Barry King, Amber Kerschner, Sherry Fuhrmann, Diana Schneck, Steven Rosko, Jean and Ronald Wentz, Terri Lynn Monroe, Zach Haas and Butch Grim.