2017 Strassenfest Theme Announced; Hofmarschall Nominations Sought

strassenfest logoJasper (Local Sources)  The Jasper Strassenfest Committee has chosen a theme for the 2017 Jasper Strassenfest to be held August 3rd to 6th in downtown Jasper. The theme for this year’s Jasper Strassenfest celebration will be: “CELEBRATING TRADITION! BUILDING OUR FUTURE!”

This theme was chosen to accentuate the fact that “Strassenfest” in downtown Jasper is a GRAND celebration of our German Heritage as we look forward to the future growth of our community. Since it’s beginning in 1979, the Jasper Strassenfest has gotten bigger and better every year and now features a huge variety of food booths; entertainment on 3 downtown stages, plus competitive events for all ages.

The Strassenfest Committee is also once again asking for the community’s help in choosing a “Hofmarschall” or “Grand Marshall” for the 2017 Jasper Strassenfest. If you know of someone who has given generously of their time to promote the city of Jasper and Jasper’s German heritage, you may nominate them to be considered for selection as Strassenfest Hofmarschall.

To submit a nomination, send a letter listing your nominee’s name along with a brief statement of why you feel this person or persons is deserving of this honor. Previous nominations may be resubmitted as long as that person or couple has not previously served as Strassenfest Hofmarschall. Letters of nomination may be dropped off at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce office at 302 West 6th street in Jasper. You may also mail your letter of nomination to the Jasper Strassenfest Committee, attention Hofmarschall Nomination, P.O. Box 307, Jasper Indiana 47547-0307. Nominations must be received at the Chamber office no later than March 1st. The 2017 Jasper Strassenfest Hofmarschall selection will be chosen at the committee’s March meeting and announced shortly thereafter.

The Strassenfest Committee would also like to announce that sponsorship request letters will be mailed soon.

The committee encourages past sponsors of the Jasper Strassenfest to watch their mail for these letters and respond as quickly as possible. All cash and in-kind sponsors are listed in the events and activities program booklet each year. The committee would like to get these booklets printed and distributed well in advance of the Strassenfest to encourage as many people as possible to attend the Strassenfest. If you do not receive a sponsorship request letter and would like to find out how you can become a sponsor of the Jasper Strassenfest, contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 812-482-6866.

Make plans now to attend the 2017, 39th annual, Jasper Strassenfest, August 3rd to 6th in downtown Jasper.  For more information about the 2017 Jasper Strassenfest activities and events contact the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 482-6866 or visit www.jasperstrassenfest.org.

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