German Club Visits the Freeman Schmeckfest

German Club Visits the Freeman Schmeckfest

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Members of the Deutschklub had dinner at the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, S.D. on March 27. Schmeckfest is a celebration of traditional Mennonite-German food prepared and served by volunteers from the Freeman community. Proceeds from the event are used to support the Freeman Academy.

Schmeckfest is an annual celebration of the ethnic foods, crafts and traditions of the Germans-from-Russia Mennonites who settled in what was to become the Freeman, South Dakota community in 1870s The first Schmeckfest was held in 1959; Schmeckfest 2010 marked the 52nd annual festival.

(back row, from left): Dr. Arlen Viste, Dena Richarz, Stefan Szwarc, Katherine Foiles, Tyler Maybee, Mandy Wong, Lydia Ng, German Instructor Monica Lhotzky; (center): Michael Swanson, Kylie Dummer, Jessica Haugo, Rachel Treloar, Valery Scott, Victor Yip; (front): Marshall Goodge