2016 Jasper Strassenfest Hoffmarschalls Announced

PHOTO: Jasper German Club

PHOTO: Jasper German Club

Jasper (Local Sources) – The Jasper Strassenfest Committee, has named the 2016 Jasper Strassenfest Hoffmarschall, or Grand Marshall. After a discussion of several nominees submitted by the general public, the committee chose a local husband and wife team, Dave and Janet Kluemper, to serve as Co-Hoffmarschalls of the 38th annual Jasper Strassenfest.

Members of the Jasper Deutscher Verein German Club for over twenty years, Dave and Janet have promoted their German heritage in every aspect of their lives; raising a son and daughter in the best of German tradition, serving others through their church work and enriching the lives of countless people through their work with the Dubois County Museum. In 2007 the Kluempers received the German Heritage Award which is presented annually by the Jasper Deutscher Verein German Club, Sister Cities of Jasper and the Jasper Partnership Commission. This recognition is open to someone who has generously contributed time, talents or resources in order to make a difference in maintaining, improving or building upon the German heritage of Dubois County.

Over the years Dave and Janet opened their home, hosting German exchange students working and studying here as well as to visitors from Pfaffenweiler and other German cities during Strassenfest. Janet’s background as an educator has enriched the community and enabled her to teach others about the German Culture and the German way of life. Family oriented, devout in their faith and generous with their time volunteering in the community and at the Dubois County Museum, the Kluempers put their whole heart and souls into everything they do. Dave and Janet Kluemper represent the best of German culture and are true testaments to what it means to live life to the fullest in true “German” style.

The 38th annual Jasper Strassenfest will be held August 4th through 7th in downtown Jasper. Coinciding with the Bicentennial of the state of Indiana, the 2016 Strassenfest theme is “2016 Jasper Strassenfest… Celebrating 200 Years Of Indiana German Style”. For more information about Jasper Strassenfest events and activities, and how you can become a sponsor, visit www.jasperstrassenfest.org. and like us on facebook.

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