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  • Syracuse gets German this weekend

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  • Syracuse will once again celebrate its German heritage with Germanfest 2014 July 12-13.
    With activities from the parade, street dance, Little Miss Germanfest and the 5K run, there is something for just about everyone.
    The following is a schedule of events from the event website:
    Saturday, July 12th
    7 a.m.     
    St. Paulinus Catholic Church Pancake Breakfast
    5th & Midland
    7:30 a.m.       
    Germanfest 5K Run and Youth Run
    Begins at Williams Park (near 12th & Chestnut)
    Entry Form
    For more information, call 402.269.2859
    1-4 p.m.     
    FirstBank of Nebraska - Drive Thru
    Sponsored by CMH (Community Memorial Hospital) & Syracuse Chiropractic Clinic
    1-5 p.m.     
    Wine Tasting by Glacial Till Vinetard and Winery,
    Ashland, NE - at The Beer Stein
    214 5th Street
    9-10:30 a.m.     
    Bingo - Post Home, 527 5th St.
    Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary     
    2 p.m.     
    Helmat Tanzer Dancers & Die Singender
    Wandered Singers
    Green Room, 5th Street Centre
    Sponsored by Potash Corp., PCS Phosphate
    9 a.m.     
    Market at Germanfest- 5th St
    Information – 402.269.5532
    Market Handout for Vendors
    3 p.m.
    Greg Blecha Trio
    5th & Midland St.
    9-11 a.m.
    Show & Shine Car Show Registration- 3rd Street between Midland St. & Thorne St. (Otoe County Fair Grounds)
    3:30 p.m.
    Fest Keg Tapped - 5th & Midland
    Wristband Purchase Required
    Sponsored by Triple D's Saloon, B&J's Family Restaurant & Lounge, and The Beer Stein
    10:30 a.m.     
    Kinder Parade - Theme - "All-Star" Sports
    5th & Plum Entry Form | Information
    Sponsored by Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit
    & Witt LLP.     
    5 p.m.     
    Little Tugger’s Pedal Tractor Pull
    FirstBank of Nebraska - Drive Thru
    Sponsored by Stutheit Implement, KanEquip Inc., Keim Farm Equipment & Syracuse FFA
    11 a.m.     
    Grand Parade
    5th & Plum St     
    5 p.m.     
    5th & Midland St.
    Page 2 of 2 - Sponsored by Countryside Bank & area businesses
    11 a.m.     
    Luncheon - Public Library, 5th & Plum
    Sponsored by Friends of the Library     
    5-7 p.m.     
    Wine Tasting by Rockin' Rooster Winery, Scotia, NE - at The Beer Stein
    214 5th Street
    11 a.m.-3p.m.
    Show & Shine Car Show
    3rd St. between Thorne St. & Midland St. (Otoe County Fair Grounds)     
    5:30 p.m.     
    DeJu Blue
    5th & Midland St.
    Sponsored in Part by Fusselman-Harvey-Allen Funeral Home
    Two-Block Beer Garden Opens
    5th St. between Thorne St. & Mohawk St.
    Wristband Purchase Required
    9 p.m.     
    Street Dance Featuring “Cactus Hill”
    5th & Midland
    Wristband Purchase Required
    Noon- 4 p.m.     
    Otoe County Museum of Memories -
     336 Poplar St.           
    12:30 p.m.     
    Free Watermelon Feed - 5th & Midland St.
     Sponsored by Midwest Farmers Cooperative
    1 p.m.     
    6th Annual ‘Viener’ Dog Races
    5th & Thorne
    Information | Entry Form | Doggie Day Care
    Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
    Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations           
    ‘Viener’ Vogue - Dog Fashion Show
    Immediately following races
    Viener Dog Race Track
    Information | Entry Form
    Call 402.269.2035 for More Information
    Sponsored by Professional Property Valuations
    Sunday, July 13
     10 a.m.     
    Community Church Service
    "Under the Tent" - Corner of 11th & Mohawk
    Sponsored by Syracuse Ministerial Committee     
    11 a.m.     
    Ice Cream Social & Meal - 7th & Plum St.
    Sponsored by St. John’s UCC Church
    Germanfest Open Golf Tourney
    (3-person, Staggered Scramble)
    Call Syracuse Country Club at (402) 269-2924 to enter.           
    For more information, contact Rhae Werner or call 402-269-7489

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