Join Us in Toledo on August 25! 

The 53rd annual German-American Festival takes place the weekend of August 24-26 at the beautiful Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio (outside Toledo).  The festival attracts about 18,000 people over the course of the three days, and Edelweiss Detroit will be there on Saturday to dance. Come out and enjoy really great food and drink, wonderful bands, lots of activities for children and adults, and dancing by our club as well as the local Toledo Schuhplattler groups. Edelweiss's performances are scheduled for Saturday at 2:30, 3:30, 5:30, and 6:30.  Come find us at tables in the shade!  It's a terrific event!

Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Road, Oregon, Ohio

Opens Friday, 6 pm-11 pm; Saturday & Sunday noon til 11 pm

 

2019 Gaufest: Hotel Reservations Open Aug. 1 

Can you believe it's less than a year away to the 2019 Gaufest in Washington, DC, hosted by Alt-Washingtonia?  As of 12:01 am on August 1, you can reserve your room at the Hilton Hotel in DC either online or by phone.  You'll have to pay a non-refundable one night deposit per room that will be booked to your credit card right away.  Go to the Gauverband website (THIS LINK) for much more detailed information.

Edelweiss Members Picnic -- July 22  

Every year we have a great time together at our annual Edelweiss members picnic. This year’s picnic will again be in lovely Spindler Park in Eastpointe. We enjoyed the large pavilion, close and clean restrooms, and easy parking last year.

We start the fun at 2 pm. Bratwurst and rolls are being provided by our own Hubert Turner. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with others. The amount and quality of good food on our table is pretty amazing! If you go away hungry…. well, it’s your own fault!

Beer, wine, water, and soft drinks are provided by the Verein. It’s a bargain at $10 per person donation for such a feast with friends. Please let Annette Edelhauser (248.840.1953) know how many of you and your friends are coming. Let your friends know that a dish to share is highly recommended so that there’s enough food to go around.

We’re always fortunate that our musicians bring along their instruments to play some music for us. Always a treat. See you there!

 

Remembering Albert Buechel 

Our long-time member, Albert Buechel, passed away on June 23 at the age of 87. Even though he was more closely associated with the Swiss Club, he and his wife Dorothy were at nearly all of our events. His always smiling face, friendly and warm demeanor, and fun loving personality made him a pleasure to know.  Albert joined Edelweiss in 1973 and was awarded the Goldenes Edelweiss in 1991.  His presence will be sorely missed by his fellow Edelweiss members and by his many friends in the German-Austrian-Swiss community.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, their seven children, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings; ten siblings pre-deceased him. 

Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home 13650 E. Fifteen Mile Road, (@ Schoenherr) Friday, June 29, 2 pm until time of evening service at 7 pm.  Click this link to see his obituary.

 

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