Come to the Fasching!
The Pommerscher Verein is holding its annual German style Mardi Gras (Fasching) on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 2-6 p.m. at the Rib River Ballroom located on Hwy. 29, 1/2 mile west of Marathon City. The “2012 Band of the Year” – Brian & the Mississippi Valley Dutchmen – will perform.
As in Germany, the two main purposes of our Fasching is to celebrate this “Foolish Season” with (1) lots of merrymaking and feasting prior to the somber Lenten season and (2) to dress in outlandish and nonsensical costumes to drive out “Demon Winter” because he needs to be driven out before spring can arrive.
For this exciting afternoon, the hall will be decorated with a Fasching theme. Though it is optional, attendees are encouraged to dress in costumes. It will be a fun filled afternoon with a costume parade, dancing, prizes and surprises. German-style food and beverages will also be available for purchase throughout the afternoon.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $10. Admission for students & youth is free. There will be no advance ticket sales this year.