Roberts Cove preparing for Germanfest

ROBERTS COVE- Activities in Roberts Cove are picking up at the German Heritage Museum in Roberts Cove as preparation for Germanfest 2009 to be held on October 3 through 4.

It was 15 years ago that the Germanfest was first celebrated.

There are several display areas in which organizing committees are asking for help.

St. Leo’ School 1883-1951

To commemorate this event, the museum committee has plans to showcase the history of St. Leo’s Catholic School that was begun with the Benedictine priests and sisters in 1883 and ended with the Most Holy Sacrament sisters in 1951. Although there is no accurate account of how many students attended the school during those 68 years, it is known that over 320 residents in the community did attend school there.

At this time, the committee is asking those who have attended this school, even if only for a short time, to come forward with newspaper articles, pictures, etc. of students of the school, report cards, promotion slips, or any other paraphernalia pertaining to the school.

Other sought after items include Blue Horse tablets, Coca-Cola rulers, ink wells, school books or any other items used in the classroom.

Please bring these articles to the museum ASAP. We do have on hand an old dictionary from the school.

Holy Water Fonts, Relics

In one of the exhibit rooms will be a holy water fonts and relics display. An interesting part of the display will be Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher’s relic collection.

If you have any of the aformentioned items, please bring them in as soon as possible. These items will be on loan for exhibit for several months.

For more information, contact Josie Thevis at 334-4713, or Dot Leger at 334-2252, or call the Germanfest Office at 334-8354, email info@robertscovegermanfest.com.

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