Monday, July 28, 2008

Strassenfest This Weekend in Jasper

Head south to Jasper for the annual German-American Strassenfest this weekend.

It's 31 July through 3 August with traditional events and activities, carnival rides, 32 booths and games were spread over several locations, with major events on and near the square in the very heart of Jasper.

The Strassenfest is a celebration of Jasper's German Heritage.

According to reports on the event's website, Jasper's colors are black, red and gold -- saluting not only this Hoosier German town but also the country of origin of the vast majority of its citizens -- and Jasper's Sister City, Pfaffenweiler, where many families, after two world wars, once again are in touch with relatives and namesakes.

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