Schunkelfest 2022

Hubby wearing his free T-shirt!

This morning we met around the Glockenspiel for the 8th Annual Schunkelfest!

It was the most well-attended one we had so far, with over 100 people in attendance.

This is the weekend of our Bavarian Blast.

https://www.bavarianblast.com/

Each Friday morning from 7 AM until 8 AM during the weekend of Bavarian Blast we shunkel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schunkeln

Free t-shirts, free food & drink, live oompah music and group dancing 🎶

It’s a fun time for the whole community!

Even the New Ulm Narren showed up to join in the fun!

The Narren were there too!

http://www.narrenofnewulm.com/

Out for Good

Sozial served great meals

Three businesses closed their doors recently in my city of New Ulm, MN.

A place called Sozial was where I took my Spring Break with hubby when the going was tough.

Spring break

Its doors are permanently closed.

Sozial is now a food truck.

https://sozialnewulm.com/

Mona Lena is closed.

https://monalenanewulm.com/

Hubby and me

Yesterday I drove past Clark. Closed. Shut down. Sad.

Closed.

I made a small video of the sad occasion.

After swimming at the local rec center we went out for ice cream!

Matcha & Pistachio nut 😋

Love and support the small mom and pop businesses in your town because it’s always sad when they can’t survive.

I scream for ice cream! Lol!

Some businesses do very well if there is a market for them.

What the market wants

P.S. Each Saturday I will focus on a “This is where I live, and this is why it’s special,” segment of my blog.

Fitness Paradise

Today and every day I get to go workout and go swimming! 🏊‍♂️

Fun pool

I love to swim!

Rec center

I joined our local community recreation center!

Nice folks

The recreation center director was kind enough to have one of the employees give my husband and I the grand tour.

The swimming pool is huge

Spin classes. a specially treated comfy walking track, a giant pool and exercise equipment, all at our disposal!

Then dessert

All that swimming made me hungry!

Municipal Band Music

Our New Ulm Municipal Band

We really enjoyed the sounds of our Municipal band last night!

Brass band sounds

My favourite was the medley from Meredith Wilson’s, “The Music Man.”

I found out Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are performing that Hollywood musical on Broadway!

https://youtu.be/pNEqdosDCBY

Molly and Sonny Boy

My own music duo Molly and Sonny Boy (me and hubby Jim) will be performing here at German Park on June 20, 2022!

Here is a sample of our original music!

https://youtu.be/XUhvm5GSq-o

Our Ambassadors

The Concord Singers

We have an all-male vocal group in New Ulm called the Concord Singers.

Their title is New Ulm’s Ambassadors of Goodwill.

https://concordsingers.com/

Last night we went to hear them perform at German Park.

Fun German Songs

The group has been in the area for over 90 years

It’s a nod to our German Heritage here in my hometown of New Ulm, Minnesota!

Each summer the Concord Singers are a part of an annual celebration called Bavarian Blast.

https://www.bavarianblast.com/

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