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Attica celebrates summer with 10th annual Lion’s Club German Fest

         by Wendy Schreiner
            ntertainment was plentiful at
            the 10th Annual Attica’s Li-
      Eon’s  Club  German  Fest  on
      Saturday, Aug. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the
      Attica Village Park.
         The  Schuhplattler  Verein  He-
      idengold Shoeslap Dancing Society
      of Rochester was there to entertain
      folks  with  their  dancing,  singing
      and bell playing. The Schuhplattler
      Verein Heidengold was founded in
      1979  by  German  immigrants  and
      friends to preserve German heritage
      and culture through dance and other
      cultural  events.  Heidengold  has
      membership from the entire upstate
      New York area with several original
      dancers actively involved as well as
      members  as  far  away  as  Seattle,
      WA. The dancing society is always  Schuhplattler Verein Heidengold in action.               Genesee Valley Band at Attica's 10th Annual German Fest.
      looking for new members of all ag-
                                     the several tents were full of folks
      es. For more information, one may
      email   svheidengoldpres@gmail.  celebrating  being  German  for  the
                                     day. The event went on until 9 p.m..
      com.
         The very popular Genesee Val-  Guiding  Eyes  for  the  Blind  had  a
                                     one-dollar Puppy Kissing Booth set
      ley Band provided music thanks to
      Dr. Craddock and had folks filling  up  with  an  adorable  dog  named
                                     Dickens.
      the  dance  floor  and  raising  their
      beer cans and wine glasses in a toast  Those 12 and under got in free,
                                     while admission for 21 and up was
      to the popular number, “In Heaven
      There Is No Beer.” Attica resident,  $5, and ages 12 to 20 cost $2. Deli-
                                     cious  German  food  featuring
      Rosemarie  Moeller  played  the  ac-
      cordion for a few minutes near the  knockwurst  or  bratwurst,  potato
                                     pancakes and potato salad was for
      stage.
         The  very  hot  89  degree  day  sale.  German  beer  and  wine  was
                                     sold.  Delicious  desserts  available
      brought out many as all tables under
                                     were  black  forest  cake,  apple
                                     dumplings and a variety of pastries
                                     provided by Corfu’s Buttercrumbs
                                     Bakery. German Fest t-shirts were
                                     available to purchase for $20. Kids
                                     activities were set up on the lawn.  There was plenty of entertainment and food at  Attica's 10th Annual German Fest.
                                        Young kids, Grayson and Alex
                                     Helak  had  fun  dancing  with  Jane
                                     Beechler  of  Attica.  The  two  little
                                     ones spent most of their time on the
                                     dance floor and were sure to sleep
                                     well  that  night.  One  German  Fest
                                     attendee  said,  “This  is  the  hottest
                                     day I’ve been at the German Fest.”
                                     She previously attended years past.
                                     Last  year  the  event  was  cancelled
      Schuhplattler Verein Heidengold  due  to  the  Covid  Pandemic  so  it
      dancers – young and old – lined  was  just  “Wunderbar”  to  be  back
      up and were ready to go at Atti-  celebrating the 10th Annual Attica
      ca's 10th Annual German Fest.  Lion’s  Club  German  Festival  this
                                     year.
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