Strassenfest welcomed special guests

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Special guests visited Saturday for the Jasper Strassenfest.

Jasper was honored to have special guests for the Strassenfest on Saturday. Attending were Consul General Wolfgang Moessinger, his wife, Mairead Winters-Moessinger, Honorary Consul Sven Schumacher and his wife and son, Shannon and Conrad.

The day began with a luncheon at the Schnitzelbank Restaurant. Attending were the special guests and Mayor Dean Vonderheide, Max Verkamp-President of the Jasper Partnership Commission, Mary Leah Siegel-President of Jasper Sister Cities, Inc., Paul Siegel-President of the Jasper DeutscherVerein, Bob Bleemel-Chairman of the Jasper Strassenfest, Maureen Braun, wife of US Senator Mike Braun, Matthias Hilger, and Patti Goepfrich.

Later the special guests toured the Sisters of St. Benedict Monastery at Ferdinand and St. Joseph Catholic Church at Jasper.

Consul General Moessinger addressed the crowd at the Jasper Strassenfest and then all participated in the festivities at the Strassenfest.

Consul General Moessinger has led the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago since July, 2019 and oversees German interests in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

Honorary Consul Schumacher is based in Indianapolis.

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