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To our members:
As we prepare to continue our spring cultural and event calendar, we are faced with unprecedented challenges related to COVID-19. This coronavirus outbreak has impacted everyone in the service and events industry as many events and meetings have had to be cancelled.
The safety and well-being of our members and guests is our highest priority at the German American Klub as we consider the future KulturAbends and spring event schedule. We assure the membership that we will do everything possible both to provide the membership experience that you expect and deserve, but also to ensure a safe operating environment at our Edelweiss Restaurant, Biergarten, and Ballroom. Therefore information provided by public officials, healthcare professionals and industry experts will be guiding our decisions on holding or postponing our events and presentations in the coming weeks.
Due to direction from the CDC and Governor Holcomb, we will be closing the Edelweiss Restaurant for the remainder of March, and will evaluate re-opening as April approaches and upon consulting public health experts and authorities’ recommendations.
We will be postponing:
-April 8th KulturAbend presentation in collaboration with the IGHS and Palatines
-April 18th Annual meeting as well,
Any decision to alter our KulturAbend and event schedule beyond April is a future decision as we are in “wait-and-see” mode.
Hopefully will go on as scheduled:
-April 24th and 25th Opening our biergarten with our Maibaumaufstellen / Frühlingsfest
-May 16th The 6th Annual Südzfest in German Park
We sincerely hope that the epidemic subsides by then, and that Your Klub can serve as your center and “stepping out” headquarters for great events after being held inside during these weeks.
Thank you again for your ongoing support of the GAK and the German-American culture of Central Indiana, and your continued on-line engagement with us during this dynamic time. We’ll keep you posted ASAP on any changes to our schedule.”
24, 25 April: Frühlingsfest und Maibaumaufstellen.
The Indianapolis German American Klub will be opening the Edelweiss Biergarten for the season with our annual spring festival
that includes the time-honored raising of the Maibaum (May pole).
On Friday evening, April 24th, Braumeister Andrew Castner of MashCraft Brewery will be tapping their traditional Maibock to kick off the festivities.
Polka Bob will be on hand, and we’ll have a spring-inspired dinner menu in the Edelweiss.
Then on Saturday the 25th of April, we’ll be starting up at noon with a spring plant sale, the second annual “Golden Mettwurst Plate” Euchre Tournament, Spring Dance with live music provided by DysFUNKtion Brass Band, the May Pole Dance, and culminated by the Raising of the Maibaum Ceremony (Maibaumaufstellen).
This year, the Maibaum theme will feature the outstanding contributions of German Federation societies on the branches. Special Spring German Food will be available all day. Admission is Free!