German Club attends Wurstfest in New Braunfels

In order to increase their understanding of the German language and culture, German club members traveled to Wurstfest in New Braunfels Nov. 6. The festival started Nov. 1 and ended Nov. 10.

While there, the group of approximately 70 students ate German foods such as sausage and potato pancakes, listened to polka music and participated in events like the chicken dance. They also visited an open-air museum to experience how German Texans lived in the 19th century.

“My favorite part of Wurstfest was probably the food,” sophomore Owen Strickland said. “It was all really good and they had five kinds of sausage on a stick.”

Along with Wurstfest, the German club will be involved in various activities throughout the year, including a progressive dinner in December, where members of the club travel to three different houses and eat a different course at each house. The students will also have an opportunity to travel abroad during the spring.

While all German students are members of the club, they do not have to participate if they do not want to. If a student would like to be in the club, but is not in German, he or she should contact German teacher Scott Gardner to become an honorary member.

“I’m very excited for German club this year,” sophomore Allen Block said. “I’m most looking forward to the competitions. It’s the club’s first time going, so I’m really excited for the new experience.”