Toledo - The Verein again gave out college scholarships, the
Thomas Henry, Elise Lohmann, Monica Mason, Brian Mathe and The band played
at Teutonia’s Kornfest and the Schwaben Waldfest, their music was
fantastic.Henry Witt. The ‘Chris Ziegler Scholarship’ went to Craig Lohmann
and the ‘Marie Schmalzried Scholarship’ was given to Emily Belcik. Since
2001 the Schwabenverein has given 97 scholarships adding up to $48,500.
The Verein had its annual Waldfest on Sunday, July 28 at the Oak Shade Grove
in Oregon, OH. The chilly weather, for July, and a few sprinkles did not
keep the crowd from enjoying the food, music, drinks and camaraderie. Food
as always included hotdogs, several types of brats, corn on the cob, grilled
chicken, potato salad, sauerkraut (of course), ham hocks, leberkäse and a
selection of fine desserts. Domestic and imported beer assisted in the
enjoyment of the food. One or two people may have even drank coffee.
Pretzels, landjäger, wine and pop were also available. Music and
entertainment was provided by the Holzhacker Buam Schuhplattlers, the
“Encore Band” and from Germany the “Musikverein Dettingen”.
The “Musikverein Dettingen” played both at Teutonia’s Kornfest and
the Schwaben Waldfest, their music was fantastic. The Schwabenverein
and the Teutoniachor jointly worked with the German brass band to make their
appearance at both festivals possible. The forty member band comes from
Dettingen Germany which is located south of Stuttgart in the Schwäbischen
Alpen. The band also played in Columbus, OH: Dundee, Michigan and
Pittsburgh and spent time at Cedar
Point and Niagara Falls.