GAK Participating in the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Festival of Trees!The GAK, as part of the German Cultural Societies of Indianapolis collaboration with the IGHS, the Indianapolis Liederkranz, the Athenaeum Foundation, Max Kade German American Center, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Committee, and the Carmel Christkindlmarkt are sponsoring a tree for the first time as part of the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Festival of Trees. Our tree is named “O Hoosier Tannenbaum”, and this German-American-themed tree is decorated with an overall German tricolor scheme (schwarz-rot-gold), and also exhibits traditional and modern German-themed décor. Included in our tree exhibit are the branches of this summer’s GAK maibaum on a “mini maibaum” that highlights all our German cultural societies by displaying our logos. Our Tannenbaum is one of over 100 holiday trees on display in the Festival of Trees at the IHS. The exhibit runs from November 12th through January 8th.
For a full description of our German Heritage Tannenbaum and participating Indianapolis German Societies please click below.
Over 25% of Indiana’s residents claim German ancestry, and German immigrants have contributed heavily to the arts, sciences, businesses, manufacturing, agriculture, and architecture of Indiana, and all the Midwest. When it comes to the Winter Holidays, very few customs or celebrations were practiced in this area until German immigrants came to our area in large numbers in the mid-late 1800s. There are many German holiday traditions that we have incorporated into our modern celebrations, but none is more honored and cherished than the Tannenbaum, or “Christmas Tree”.
The German American Klub (GAK), along with the Indiana German Heritage Society (IGHS), will be operating 2 huts this year, Das Pretzel Haus and Kartoffelpuffer Küche (Potato Pancakes). We are looking for friendly and energetic employees to work at these huts. Customer service experience is preferred, but no other experience is necessary. We will train employees on all tasks. We expect employees to be available most of the market hours. Starting pay is $15/ hour. Please note all huts are open to the elements but there are space heaters in the huts. As of September 2021, masks are mandatory for all staff, as is completion of a daily health questionnaire and temperature check. Covid-19 policies are subject to change at any time by Market Management. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume or work experience to Amy Jerde at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The Christkindlmarkt will be open November 20 through December 24, 4:00 to 9:00 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays, and noon to 9:00 pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There are special hours November 24 and December 20-23 (noon to 9:00 pm) and December 24 (noon to 3:00 pm). Please visit the Christkindlmarkt website to see all the authentic German offerings, delicious foods, and all the beauty the market has to offer: https://www.carmelchristkindlmarkt.com/
Banquet/Kitchen Help Needed! The Edelweiss is in need of banquet/kitchen help on Fridays/Saturdays from 3 pm to 9 pm. Duties would include carrying food to banquet room for event/returning dishes to kitchen/assist banquet head during event. Will also be performing fryer duty as needed. Must be able to lift/carry food up and down stairs. Hours/days may vary depending on scheduled banquets/restaurant traffic. Please contact Nikki at the Edelweiss: 317-888-6940.