Germann students from Hermann’s sister city visiting here
Students from Bad Arolsen, Germany
By staff writer
Last Thursday, a group of 15 students from the Christian-Rauch Schule in Bad Arolsen, Germany, and their chaperone arrived in Hermann for a two-week exchange program. Local families have opened their homes to these visitors from Hermann’s sister city.
The German-American Club is inviting all club members and prospective members to a potluck supper that is being planned for the visitors and their host families on Tuesday, March 26. This will be an opportunity for Hermann citizens to meet the young visitors and their chaperone, Rudi Zimmermann.
The meal will be held at the Commons at Hermann High School. Guests will gather at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are not necessary, but everyone is asked to bring a main dish and a side dish of vegetables, salad, or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided by the German-American Club. Also, membership dues for 2013 can be paid at the event. Membership is $10/person. The funds are used to support the sister-city partnership.
The students have been attending classes at the high school, going on field trips, and spending free time with their host families. During their stay, they will visit Meramec Springs, Jefferson City, Fulton, Columbia, and St. Louis. A tour of Hermann was held on March 18 that included City Hall and the police department, Deutschheim State Historic Site, the Hermann Wurst Haus, the Historic Hermann Museum at the German School, and other stops along the way. Nancy Kirchhofer and Nancy Fagerness were hosts for the walking tour of Hermann.
This visit is just one of many student and adult exchanges between Hermann and Bad Arolsen that are supported by the German-American Club. For information about the club and its activities, please contact any of its officers–Nancy Kirchhofer-president, Nancy Fagerness-secretary, and Ken Gerloff-treasurer.