Oregon, OH - On Sunday May 15, the Toledo Schwabenverein held
its annual banquet at the Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio. The festive
occasion celebrated the Verein’s 127th year.
The weather outside was wet and gloomy but the inside festivities began with
a large selection of hors d’oeuvres followed by a prime rib dinner with all
the trimmings and finished with chocolate cake and coffee. Members and
guests also partook in stronger liquid libations of beer and wine.
After dinner Verein President Hans Ersepke welcomed everyone including
guests from the Ann Arbor and Detroit Schwabenvereine and guests from the
seven clubs of the German American Festival Association. Hans presented a
special award to Bernie Sailer one of two members that have been with the
Verein for fifty years. The club historian gave a brief pictorial review of
2010. The festivities ended after enjoyable entertainment by a local
The Toledo Schwabenverein is inviting everyone to join them for their annual
Waldfest on Sunday, July 24th at the Oak Shade Grove in Oregon,