PARKERSBURG - The second annual German Fest will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the First Lutheran Church, 19th and Plum streets.The festival will be held under the tent on the lawn at the church.
Last year's October Fest was a success in spite of inclement weather. This year the festival is being held two weeks earlier in hopes the weather will be more hospitable.
The event will begin with the crowning of "Herr and Frau" (king and queen) of the festival. Nominations have been submitted and voting is underway and will end on Oct. 6. Winners will be announced a few days before the festival begins.
First Lutheran Church German Fest committeemen review final plans for the October Fest from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12. From left, seated, Betty Smith, Julie Davis, Carol Petersen. Standing, Mike Carpenter, Barb Carpenter, Blanche Grueser, Cindy Lockney and the Rev. Ian Reid dressed in the traditional German lederhosen.
Available will concessions selling German potato salad, sausages, kraut, sauerbraten and spatzel, desserts and sodas. Hot dogs will also be available.
A special German treat will be free hand-rolled pretzels imported from Shuey's in Lebanon, Pa. These world-famous pretzels are hand rolled.
In addition to the German food, there will be entertainment for all ages including a DJ, a live German band, polkas, arts and crafts for the kids, inflatable obstacle course, sanctuary tours, a hymn sign, a church origins booth, games and prizes.
Evening Vespers will be offered at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The Rev. Emilie Theobald Rowlands of the Christ Lutheran Church, Vienna, will lead the Vespers service.
Food will be served until 4:30 pm. For more information, call the church office, 304 428-6174.