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“Oktoberfest Sunday” Features “Bird-Shoot” and “Volksmarsch”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Schuetzen Park Historic Site
“One of Nature’s Fairest Spots”™

21. Sept 2008
Information Release

“Oktoberfest Sunday”
Features “Bird-Shoot” and “Volksmarsch”

The Schuetzen Park Historic Site will host the annual “Oktoberfest Sunday” celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. Several special events and presentations throughout the day will highlight this traditional German fall festival.

A  “Friendship” breakfast will start the day at 8:30 a.m. in the Jens Lorenzen Pavillion. At 10:00 a “Polka Mass” will be held featuring the music of Lyle Beaver, services being officiated by Father Brian Michlot. Traditional German-style food will be served immediately following the service until 4:30 p.m.  Kurt Boché, the strolling Bavarian yodeler , will entertain during the lunch hours of 11:00-1:00. Beginning at 1:00, the Deutsche Polka Band will entertain for the afternoon.

From 8:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  the Mississippi River Ramblers Volkssport Association will conduct a “Volksmarsch”  from Schuetzen Park to Sunderbruch Park and return. Info on the Volksmarsch can be obtained by calling 563-324-2525.

A traditional German “Bird shoot” contest will also be held to test “the eye and hand”.  Dating from the middle ages, contestants will attempt to shoot parts of the giant Imperial “Eagle” from atop a pole with a special low-powered crossbow and lead-weighted “arrows”. For each part successfully shot from the bird,  the contestant will  win a special pin from Germany. The contestant shooting the last remaining part from the bird will be named “King”, or “Queen” of the Bird shoot.  A favorite pastime of the local Turner Societies, Bird shoots have not been held in the Quad Cities in several decades. There is a small charge to participate in this event, however, the chance to win a prize, or title, is unique.
Schuetzen Park is located at 700 Waverly Rd in Davenport. Admission to the Park is free. Meals and refreshments available for purchase on the grounds. More info can be obtained by calling 563-322-5489 or by e-mail SchuetzenPark@aol.com.

The Schützenpark Gilde may also be reached by E-mail: SchuetzenPark@aol.com
3401 Schuetzen Lane Nr. 224
Davenport, IA  52804-4353  U.S.A.
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Theresa Stelk of Davenport takes aim with a crossbow at the “Kaiser’s Adler” at the Schuetzen Park Oktoberfest on Sept. 28th. The traditional “bird-shoot” was part of the day’s festivities which included a polka mass, Volksmarch and live German music.

Submitted by Kory Darnall (Photo Courtesy of Schuetzenpark Gilde)
(563) 499-6789

OKTOBERFEST: Tavern On The Green

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

HALLO!

I wanted to let you know that Tavern On The Green will be hosting an Octoberfest Event,
on Friday, October 10th.

We will offer a $55(plus tax and gratuity) buffet dinner, beer(of course) and live entertainment.
Our chef has put together a wonderful menu of traditional German recipes.

Bernie’s Octoberfest Orchestra will be providing the entertainment.
For more information on Bernie’s Orchestra you can visit his website at: www.berniesorchestra.com
You can make reservations by phone at: 212-873-3200.

I’ve attached a copy of the menu below.
Hope you can make it.
Feel free to forward this to anyone you think might be interested.
Danke Schoen.

Sincerely,

Christopher Cloherty                                            Tavern On The Green
Restaurant Director                                              Central Park at West 67th Street
Tavern On The Green                                           New York, NY 10023
work: 212-873-3200 ext.245                               www.tavernonthegreen.com
cell:  646-944-8104

“Oktoberfest Sunday” Features “Bird-Shoot” and “Volksmarsch”

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The Schuetzen Park Historic Site will host the annual “Oktoberfest Sunday” celebration on Sunday, Sept. 28. Several special events and presentations throughout the day will highlight this traditional German fall festival.

A  “Friendship” breakfast will start the day at 8:30 a.m. in the Jens Lorenzen Pavillion. At 10:00 a “Polka Mass” will be held featuring the live music of Lyle Beaver, services being officiated by Father Brian Miclot. Traditional German-style food will be served immediately following the service until 4:30 p.m.  Kurt Boché, the strolling Bavarian yodeler, will entertain during the lunch hours of 11:00-1:00. Beginning at 1:00, the Deutsche Polka Band will entertain for the afternoon.

From 8:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  the Mississippi River Ramblers Volkssport Association will conduct a “Volksmarsch”  from Schuetzen Park to Sunderbruch Park and return. Info on the Volksmarsch can be obtained by calling 563-324-2525.

A traditional German “Bird shoot” contest will also be held to test “the eye and hand”.  Dating from the middle ages, contestants will attempt to shoot parts of the giant Imperial “Eagle” from atop a pole with a special low-powered crossbow and lead-weighted “arrows.”  For each part successfully shot from the bird,  the contestant will  win a special pin from Germany. The contestant shooting the last remaining part from the bird will be named “King,” or “Queen” of the Bird shoot.  A favorite pastime of the local Turner Societies, Bird shoots have not been held in the Quad Cities in several decades. There is a small charge to participate in this event, however, the chance to win a prize, or title, is unique.

Schuetzen Park is located at 700 Waverly Rd in Davenport. Admission to the Park is free. Meals and refreshments available for purchase on the grounds. Event held rain-or-shine. Lawn chairs recommended. More info can be obtained by calling 563-322-5489 or by e-mail SchuetzenPark@aol.com.

The Schützenpark Gilde may also be reached by E-mail: SchuetzenPark@aol.com
3401 Schuetzen Lane Nr. 224
Davenport, IA  52804-4353  U.S.A.
(563) 499-6789 Cell

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Submitted by:
Kory Darnall
Schützenpark Gilde

Oktoberfest: German School of Monmouth County

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

The German School of Monmouth County (www.germanschoolmc.org ) would like to invite you to our

Oktoberfest

On September 13th from 12:00 noon to 6:00p.m.
at the Lakewood Maennerchor, 90 Lanes Mill Road in Howell

Join us for some great German food, the latest Oktoberfest hits (way beyond oom-pah-pah) and of course some games for the young and young at heart. Try our Germany quiz, the beer stein race, a “ski” race and so much more to raise funds for the German School of Monmouth County.

Most of all : Sing along with us! It is really easy because we will give you the lyrics.