NEW ULM - The Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson, will serve as Grand Marshal of New Ulm's German-American Day Parade, a feature of Oktoberfest 2011.
The parade will form at the Glockenspiel at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, and march off at 11 a.m. It will proceed down North Minnesota Street to Center Street.
The parade is sponsored by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society. The public is invited to participate on foot, on horseback, or on wheels. Families are urged to make a sign with the family name(s), add the year in which the family arrived in America and/or New Ulm, and join in the parade. Participants are encouraged to wear German costumes, if possible and carry American and German flags. Music and floats will add to the festivities.
No pre-registration is necessary. For additional information contact, the Parade Chairman Pat Eckstein at (507) 359-2333 or George Glotzbach at (507) 354-2097.