Sterling Heights - The 2014 Jäger Bankett was a great
celebration of this past hunting season. The event, which was held on
Saturday, March 8, and was once again able to offer venison thanks to the
generous donations of the successful hunters this past season.
As in previous year, wild boar and schnitzel were on the menu, as well as
the venison. Delicious side dishes included Semmelknödel, red cabbage, and
mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, as well a salad of mixed greens with a
choice of salad dressings. The ladies in the kitchen did a wonderful job
creating a wild game dinner for all to enjoy.
The hall was decorated with wild game mounts, a mock hunting style blind,
and new trap shooting centerpieces courtesy of John Zeig. Who knew John had
these clever ideas for decorating? Thanks, again.
Oberjäger Tom Forest opened the evening’s events with a spirited speech of
the past hunting season. From all our successes and the fun all of us Jäger
had poking fun at Tom after successfully harvesting a doe. Rob Seiberling
had to wrap a ribbon around her neck and we collectively referred to her as
Clarisse. Tom has always been a great sport for all of the ribbing he gets
from us and managed to give the audience a funny story.
New club president Karin Schwalbe addressed the guests, and Tom introduced
all the dignitaries from fellow shooting clubs in the Detroit area, as well
as Tony Dama and Paul Klingenschmidt and their wives representing the Rhine
Danube Sportsmen from Leamington, Ontario. Tom also awarded the Air Rifle
competition medal to Bob Psotka for being the top shooter in our yearly
contest. Well done, Bob. The guests were treated to a slide show chronicling
the activities of the Carpathia Jäger activities throughout the past 22
years. The slide show was accompanied by German hunting songs.
The evening’s musical entertainment was our very own Carpathia
Blasmusikanten group, which provided hours of nostalgic Blaskapelle style
music. They kept everyone busy on the dance floor.
Once again, Eric Rausch emcee’d the prize raffle with his fun and witty
banter. Eric was accompanied by John Zeig’s smooth dancing moves, parading
the raffle prizes. Apparently John is taking his event coordinator position
to a whole new level. Thank you to all of our guests. We hope you all had a
great time celebrating with the Carpathia Jägergruppe.
See you all next year and Weidmann’s Heil.