Hernando County is home to a variety of ethnic groups. There are social organizations that allow people who enjoy a culture to come together, this helps them to fondly remember their traditions. Also, for those who may not know much about their heritage, these organizations are an opportunity for them to learn more.
The German American Club of Spring Hill held their Inaugural Ball on Jan. 18, 2019. The club recognizes their new officers at this yearly formal and lively event.
The Club was founded in 1982 by Christa and Fritz Neumann. This is their 37th year of helping people enjoy their German heritage. There is still one charter member, Jake Eidenschink, who served as the club’s president for 15 years. Eidenschink recalled that at one point there were nearly 300 members. His guest at the Inaugural Ball was Friedericke Bauer, visiting from Kiefersfelden Bavaria (close to the border of Austria).
The German American Club of Spring Hill has a number of events each year including the Inaugural Ball, Valentines Dance, Heimatabend, Oktoberfest, Schlachtfest, and New Year’s Eve Ball. The events are bring your own bottle (BYOB) events and the Inaugural Ball and New Year’s Eve Ball are formal events where the entire club dresses formally.
At the Inaugural Ball, club members brought appetizers for everyone to share. Several times during the Inaugural Ball the group broke into German songs.
Heimatabend is the festival of the homeland. Members bring something from the town or area they are from. Schlachtfest (German Pig Roast) is a festive occasion where a roasted pig is carried around.
The German American Club of Spring Hill currently has 161 members. They are always happy to welcome new members and you can find out more information at http://germanclubspringhill.org/
The following events are scheduled for February:
The German American Club of Spring Hill will have their monthly membership meeting on Thursday, February 7th, 7:00 P.M., at the Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour Street, Brooksville, FL. Take SR 50 to Sunshine Grove Rd. and go north for approx. 1 mile. Montour St. is the 4th Street on the left. New members welcome! You do not have to be German to be a member or attend!
For Club information call Jack Yaskulski at 352-688-3744.
German American Club of Spring Hill will have a Valentine Dance, on Friday, February 15th, 2019, at the Hernando Shrine Hall. Music by ‘Eva Adams’. Dress code: Dress to Impress! Doors open at 5:30 P.M. with dancing from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M. B.Y.O.B. Tickets in advance only: members $11.00, guests $14.00.
For tickets call Lisa Yaskulski at 352-688-3744.