Yesterday was German American Day in Jasper and the day culminated with dinner and some recognition.
The 17th annual German American Day concluded at KlubHaus 61 with dinner and a program. The goal of the day was to celebrate the contributions made by German immigrants to the life and culture here in the United States.
Lois Kuntz was honored as this year’s German American Heritage Award winner last night. Duane Busick, a self-employed videographer of Bloomington, led last night’s program. Busick’s presentation was titled “The German Heritage of Dubois and Spencer Counties..and how the area became so enamored with the celebration of Christmas.”
Last night’s event was put on by the Jasper German Club, the Jasper Partnership Commission and Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. Officials say more than 90 people attended last night’s event.
Now there were also local students who were honored for their efforts in the German American Day Essay Contest. They are: Samantha Wendholt of Forest Park Junior Senior High School, Allison Reckelhoff of Jasper High School, Kelly Vonderheide of Northeast Dubois High School, and Jessica Schaeffer of Southridge High School.
German American presented each student with a $250 scholarship and certificate.