A new event is being planned to raise funds for the Jasper High School Student Exchange Program. Oktoberfest 2010 is being presented by Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. as a way to explain the exchange program, teach the public about the cultural connections and encourage new friendships.
Oktoberfest 2010 will be held on Sunday, October 3rd. The hours are between 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Included is a German Buffet with Salad Bar and soft drink. The cost is $20 for an adult and $10 for anyone age 10 and under. The location is the Schnitzelbank Restaurant at 393 Third Avenue in Jasper. Homebrew tasting will be provided by the Dubois County Suds Club. Also being offered throughout the day and into the evening will be German Beer, Silent Auction, Entertainment, 1/2 pot drawing, Face Painting, and other activities.
Because of the close historical and family ties to Pfaffenweiler, Germany, a high school exchange program was established in 1987. The exchange for Jasper High School has been taking place every two years since then. Around 20 students travel to Germany every other year, while the students from Germany visit in the opposite years. This is a great opportunity for these young students to get some international exposure. Pfaffenweiler is a small village in the foothills of the Black Forest, with approximately 2600 residents. The relationship between Jasper and Pfaffenweiler has blossomed and grown into an important part of the heart of both cities.
Tickets for Oktoberfest 2010 will be available at the door on the day of the event.