Saturday, August 05, 2000

German heritage to be feted

By Cindy Schroeder
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        COVINGTON — Northern Kentuckians can celebrate their German heritage at Behringer-Crawford Museum next weekend by trying everything from Flying Pig beer to finger wrestling.

        The second annual Deutsche Familienfest will take place on the museum grounds in Devou Park from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13. In case of rain, activities will be moved inside the museum.

        Although there is no charge for entertainment or for museum admission, tasting and activity tickets will be sold for $1. Some items will require multiple tickets.

        “A lot of families used to go for drives with their family on Sunday afternoon,” said Charlene Palmer, a museum board member who has helped organize the German Family Festival the past two years. “This gives them an event where they can all interact together.”

        This year's proceeds will go into the museum's general budget, most of which helps subsidize educational programs.

        New features this year include a 2:30 p.m. demonstration by the Bloatarians (a home brewing society) on brewing your own beer, and a 3:30 p.m. lecture by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann on the area's German heritage. Children's activities are scheduled at the same time.

        Organizers hope to attract local politicians for the 3 p.m. celebrity fingerhogel, or finger wrestling, in which participants test the strength of their little fingers. Entries also are being sought for the German dessert competition, which will be judged at 2 p.m.

        Anyone interested in registering for either event can call 491-4003.


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