Category Archives: En Friehyaahr fer die Mudderschprooch

En Friehyaahr fer die Mudderschprooch 2011: Versammlinge im Abril

April 01: 10:00 a.m. Pennsylvania German Hour – Comcast Cable BCTV;
April 08: 6:30 p.m. Grund Sau No. 10, Fersommling No. 56 Polk Twp. FC;
April 10: 2:30 p.m. Dialect Service, Zoar Lutheran Church 560 Freeport Rd.; Lebanon;
April 14: 2:00 p.m. PG Dialect Group Schwenkfelder Libr., Pennsburg;
April 15: 7:00 p.m. Unner Mahanoy un Nochberschaft 66th Fersommling, Kevin’s Place; Lykens;
April 15: 6:30 p.m. Grund Sau No. 5, Fersommling No. 64 Masonic Lodge, Pine Grove;
April 16: 10:00 a.m. Easter on the Farm-Heritage Center Kutztown;
April 20: 8:00 a.m. PG Dialect and Kultur Society Risser’s Restaurant, Stouchsb.;
April 25: 6:30 p.m. Baerricks Kounty Fersommling No. 72 Leesport Market Hall;
April 26: 6:30 p.m. Upper Perkiomen Ladies #7 Banquet, No. 27 E. Greenville F. C.;
April 28: 6:30 p.m. Grund Sau No. 7, Fersommling No. 60 E. Greenville F.C.;
April 29: 6:30 p.m. Grund Sau No. 8, Fersommling No. 58 Smitty’s Social Hall, Ashfield.


16. Deitsch Fescht in Lebnen

Heit nemmt es 16. Pennsylvania German Heritage Fescht Blatz in Lebnen am Lebanon Campus vun HACC (Central Pennsylvania’s Community College), 735 Cumberland Schtrooss. ‘S schtaert um 9 Uhr am Mariye. Meh wie 1,000 Leit sinn exschpeckt zu kumme. Un sell gebt’s zu sehne:

– Deitsche Handwaricke
– Deitsche Musick (Dolpehocken Saenger Chor, Schwadore Schalle)
– Ebbes vun die Gschicht vun die Deitsche in Pennsylvaani
– Genealogy
– Ebbes in die deitsch Mudderschprooch (Patrick Donmoyer)
– Ebbes iwwer Braucherei (Jesse Tobin)

So geht mol datt anne. En Gruuss zu alliebber in Lebnen!

En Friehyaahr fer die Mudderschprooch 2011

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The German‐Pennsylvanian Association (Deutsch‐Pennsylvanischer Arbeitskreis e.V.), the Pennsylvania German newspaper “Hiwwe wie Driwwe” and several important Pennsylvania German institutions are pleased to announce an annual festival to promote the Pennsylvania German
dialect throughout Pennsylvania. We hope to establish and institutionalize a series of events called “En Friehyaahr fer die Mudderschprooch” (A springtime for the mother tongue) on a yearly basis with the intent of giving the dialect more prominence and visibility as a major part of Pennsylvania’s cultural heritage. In 2011, this festival will take place between February 2 and July 10. Bringing together already existing events and new initiatives to maintain and revitalize the dialect within this limited time period of five months will enhance the issue and show the public as well as the various media that Pennsylvania German is by no means dead and that there are enough people in Pennsylvania who care about its survival. This will make people aware of “what is out there”. We hope that this initiative will create renewed interest in the cause of saving this important part of Pennsylvania’s cultural and linguistic heritage.

Dr. Michael Werner
Publisher “Hiwwe wie Driwwe”