Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newsletter

It's time to start thinking about the Williamsburg Christmas Dinners that will take place December 1,2,3,and4 this year. If you are interested in helping with the dinners or with the decorating get in touch with Dorothy Quinlin at 937-295-2659 or dmq5gc@nktelco.net. Even if you can only be there one day to help put up greenery or fold napkins or help Tom with tables it would be a big help. This is our only money-making event and we aren't getting anything from the county commissioners so we need to make it a success. Dorothy already has over 100 reservations.

If anyone is interested in decorating a room for Christmas get in touch with one of the officers. You can do whatever you want as long as it's Christmassy and doesn't cost too much. You can use some of your own decorations or use some of our huge collection in the storeroom. It would be a nice project for a group. Beth Holthaus and Eileen Boeckman have done 2 rooms the last couple of years and we can't ask them to do more.

Matt Carter has been here a few days working on cleaning up the barn for an Eagle Scout project. Mr. and Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Schmiesing , Allen Broering, Logan Gigandet, Nate Hausfeld, Riley Hausfeld, Jacob Schmiesing, Claire Schmiesing, Luke Gigandet, Collin Luthman, Alex Dickerson and Hayden Dickerson were some of his willing helpers. If I missed anyone I apologize. We are indebted to them. They raised a lot of dust and moved a lot of heavy wagons and things. The barn will once again be available for viewing displays.

Karen Anthony has volunteered to set up a Facebook page for us so those of you on Facebook might want to be on the lookout for it. We will let you know when it is available. An emailing will be going out to everyone we know who has email asking for members and donations.

The Ft. Loramie Garage Sales will be held Sept. 16 & 17. As usual it will be the same weekend as the Lake Loramie Fall Festival.

German Heritage Days will be Sept. 23 & 24. Once again we will have a tent and display objects and photos and our books will be for sale. Check out the town website for food and events. You won't miss the football game. There is always a big screen tv in the food tent. http://www.fortloramie.com/

Our officers are:

Rosemary Brussell - president - 937-295-2863
Alice Barhorst - vice president - 937-295-3553
Dorothy Quinlin - treasurer - 937-295-2659.
Sheila Quinlin - secretary - 937-295-4019
Jim Rosengarten - curator - 937-295-3998

Dick Boerger is donating to us 40 copies of his book, "Julie's Rose" and paying for the shipping. We will be selling them for $15 and they should be available for German Heritage Days.