The Fredericksburg-VG Montabaur, Germany Sister City Verein held its annual Maifest on April 21 at the home of Gen. Mike and Silke Hagee.
Membership was well-represented along with several guests who were visiting Fredericksburg from Germany.
In attendance were Mayor Torsten Schwarz from Meusebach in Thuringia, his wife, Sylvia, and teens, Vanessa and Fabian; Bernd Oelsner, a journalist from the Fraenkische Zeitung in Bamberg, with wife Tanja and son Simon; and Uschi and Hans Hatzfeld from Dillenburg, near VG Montabaur, the birthplace of John Meusebach.
Fredericksburg High School German students, under the direction of Dr. Karen Roesch, provided a performance of “Rapunzel,” featuring Jonas Vishart, Brian Watson and Diego Saldana. Their performance garnered second place at the Texas German Sprachfest competition in March.
Dorian Jones, first place winner at state, delivered his rendition of the story entitled “Das Loch im Strumpf.”