Friday, May 6, 2011

Pa. German Friends 20th Annual Fersammling

Auctioneer to Speak at Pennsylvania German Friends Annual Fersammling

Will Hahn, an auctioneer from Bath, will give a presentation in the dialect at the Pennsylvania German Friends 20th Annual Fersammling on Saturday, May 21st, at 1 PM. The event takes place at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown and is open to the public. The deadline for ticket purchases is Saturday, May 7th.

Will Hahn will discuss aspects of the ‘Dutch’ dialect or culture at that time. He had spent his early years on a farm in the Nazareth area where the dialect was spoken by his family on a daily basis. After completing his education, he assumed a professorship at the Graduate School of East Stroudsburg University. Upon retirement from teaching, he started an auctioneer company, which he continues to this day. He is also the Haaptmann of Nummer Tzae Groundhog Lodge.

The Fersammling is a banquet, featuring traditional Pennsylvania German fare and an address in the dialect. Speaking “Dutch” is not a requirement to attend and enjoy the event. The cost is $18.00 per person. Please call 610-264-2979 by Saturday, May 7th, for tickets.

Pennsylvania German Friends organization meets the third Thursday of
each month at the church, with the exception of May, and the summer
months, July and August. Parking
available in the lot across Tacoma Street; use ground floor “Office”
entrance. For further information, call 610-264-2979.