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In Appreciation

Thanks from

Herbie and Friends

Herbie Hedgehog and the Friends of German Park would like to express their deep appreciation for the following individuals, groups/organizations for their volunteer efforts in making the New Ulm Municipal Band’s Sunday, Sept. 19 debut performance of the New Ulm, New Ulm Anthem. From all reports it was a great success. The free 1919 Root Beer, compliments of Arneson Distributing Co., disappeared as both barrels ran dry.

• Don Jirak, Band Director, of the New Ulm Municipal band and all of his music-merrymakers.

• TWO OF HERBIE HEDGEHOG HELPERS: N. Beck and her chief assistant, N. Hanson. oe% Nine members of the MLC Anchor Volunteers: Melody, Leah, Emmaline, Janessa, Jewel, Molly, Alyssa, Kennedy, and Emily.

• Pat Worwatchka, the “Herbie the Hedgehog guy” who appeared live to entertain the younger and older folks in the audience and make sure his business card was available to all.

• A handful of Narren who passed out programs and helped serve the 1919 Root Beer which “hit the spot” on a windy, warm end-of-summer day.

• To the great turnout of choir director, Steven Biedenbender’s singers from St. Paul’s Lutheran School and from the MVL High School students who joined in the city-wide sing along.

• Journal staff writer, Fritz Busch, who placed the words to the New Ulm, New Ulm Anthem in The Journal, 9/20/2021 so everyone can now begin to practice the lyrics and join in the sing along the next time the Municipal City Band plays the signature song of New Ulm in the amphitheater.Lastly, thanks to those who helped advertise this event:

• Sid’s Signs of Broadway.

• Century 21, Red Shoe Reality.

• Chamber of Commerce Newsletter notice.

• Citizen’s Digital Sign on Broadway for their 24/7 advertising the week before.

• Journal advertising in The Shopper.

• KNUJ Community Affairs for event publicity.

• Collaborative work of Adam Towles, Forseestudios and NUCAT in recording, filming and producing DVDs of the event replay on community TV.

• Rick Apitz (Shayds of Color) for the gratis program printing.

• Thanks to Elroy Ubl for providing historical background information on the bandstand in German Park built in 1914.

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