On October 23 German Club sponsored Oktoberfest for all of the language clubs in the commons of FHN from 6-8p.m.
Oktoberfest is an annual 16 day event that takes place every October to celebrate German heritage. The celebration originated in Munich and Bavaria, Germany in 1810.
“Like the original Oktoberfest this event consisted of music, dancing, games, and food,” Jake Tecklenburg, president of German Club said.
German Club gets together once a month to discuss events, such as Frau Fest and Oktoberfest. They also attend school sporting events together to cheer on FHN.
“Each club hosts an event to promote their language while supporting each other,” Anne McPartland, German Club sponser said.
At Oktoberfest the club members danced the electric and cha cha slide, did the chicken dance, and also played musical chairs. The members also did the limbo and were entered into a raffle to win prizes. Oktoberfest is a way for the language clubs to come together to celebrate their cultures and get to know each other better.
“My favorite part of Oktoberfest was eating pizza and doing the limbo,” Austin Bequette said.
This Oktoberfest celebration was smaller than last years due to the fact that every other year German foreign exchange students visit FHN. While the German exchange students are visiting they get to attend Oktoberfest with their American host and celebrate the cultural event together.