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249th Annual Stiftungsfest
Saturday, November 9th, 2013

from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
in the
Joseph Horner Memorial Library

to follow in
The Albert and Hete Barthelmes Auditorium
at 7:00pm

On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 6:00pm, the German Society will celebrate its annual black-tie, dinner/dance gala and Silent Auction in the Library and Auditorium.

This event is a fundraiser to enable the Society to carry on its cultural and educational outreach programs.
As in the prior year, the well-known Kauriga Orchestra will be playing a variety of wonderful tunes, many of them composed for ballroom dancing.

In an effort to make last year's Silent Auction even better this year, we are seeking theater, concert and sporting event tickets, restaurant gift certificates, vacation homes, services and decorative or art items, etc.

Tickets are $125 per person. Fifty percent of the ticket price is tax deductible.

If you cannot attend but still wish to contribute, please send your donation to the Society c/o The Stiftungsfest Committee.

For additional information, to make reservations, or donate an item to the Silent Auction, please call or email the Society's Office.

Download the invitation and reservation card
RSVP by Thursday, October 31st, 2013


Mixed Greens
With slivered Pecans and Blue Cheese
Sherry Vinaigrette Dressing
Accompanied by
Baked Salmon Filet with a hearty Cream and Dill Sauce

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Classic German Sauerbraten  -- Marinated sliced Beef
Served in a Ginger Snap Sauce 
Bratkartoffeln  --  Pan Fried Yukon Gold Potatoes
Rotkohl  --- Traditional German Red Cabbage

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Assorted Rolls and Butter
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Original German Apple Strudel
With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Coffee and Tea

Some impressions of our Stiftungsfest in the last years...

Reception in the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library
before dinner
Before dinner, German & US National Anthems are played and sung
Wonderful tunes played by the Kauriga Orchestra
Dancing to the music of the Kauriga Orchestra

Silent Auction
Silent Auction items displayed on the stage

... for this year's Silent Auction Items, please click here.


We would like to thank all who support this year's Stiftungsfest by placing an ad in our pamphlet:





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German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
(P) 215-627-2332
(F) 215-627-5297