Brownstown, MI - Germania Members and guests celebrated the
event in a very festive atmosphere. The hall was beautifully decorated in
the Christmas Spirit. We were entertained with melodies of Christmas by our
own Natale Emanuele who led us in a sing-along with his accordion. Busy
preparing snacks and setting up the delicious cookie plates were Denise
Lucas, Jean Ungar, Katie Baganz and Ruth Speer. Steve Aytes took care of
the Ausschank. We had a special treat of Glühwein and
Feuerzangenbowle prepared by Sabine Aytes and Wendy Floyd.
Adults were given a chance to play Christmas Trivia games prepared by Deanna
Buckingham with prizes awarded. Our “Grandma Denise” read The Night Before
Christmas to the children who listened in awe by the Christmas tree. Then,
“Ho, Ho, Ho” Santa appeared in his sled pulled by his reindeer. Every child
had a chance to speak to Santa. What a thrill!! There were also craft and
coloring activities for the children.
The afternoon ended in Frohsinn and true Germania Gemütlichkeit.
We all weathered the thick blanket of snow we have become accustomed to,
living in the beautiful “Michigan Winter Wonderland!” We are looking
forward to next year’s celebrations. Our next event will be Mardi Gras on
February 8, 2014.