German Alliance Recognition Luncheon and Parade
Saturday, September 8th at 9 AM
“Deutschtown”, the National Historic District around our club was the frequent site of German parades during the 1800’s.and early 1900’s. One of them in 1904 included the Mayor of Allegheny City riding on a horse (the sister city to Pittsburgh that was absorbed in 1907) .
The tradition was renewed by the Alliance of German Societies (German, Austrian & Swiss) a few years ago – now with antique German autos providing the ride for our honored guests, instead of horses. But everything else is the same – the Singing and Dancing societies marching and performing, Council President Darlene Harris riding in a German Car, and Consuls for the nations as honored guests.
There are free hand-held flags (U.S., German Swiss, Austrian) and a free treat for the kids (in front of Priory Fine Pastries 528 East Ohio Street) and seating there to view the parade.
It all starts by the East commons at 9:30 where the autos may be viewed before before the parade begins at 11 AM promptly (it proceeds along East Ohio to Teutonia.) A luncheon is available at Teutonia for $15 (12 and under for half) and $18 (subject to availability) at the door- pre sale at Teutonia and Priory Fine Pastries. We are honoring two Teutonia members at the luncheon – Eberhard Mueller (in memoriam) and Ed Graf.
There will be a bus circling to the parade route from Teutonia starting at 9 AM, so bring the spouse and children to the Parade on September 8th!!