State of South Dakota  

875T0478   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1006  

Introduced by:    Representatives Kloucek, Blake, Carson, Cronin, Dennert, Elliott, Fargen, Feickert, Gibson, Hawley, Hickey, Hubbel, Hunhoff (Bernie), Iron Cloud III, Jones, Killer, Kirschman, Lucas, Munsterman, Nelson (Stace), Romkema, Rozum, Russell, Schrempp, Sigdestad, Street, and Wismer and Senators Putnam, Begalka, Bradford, Buhl, Cutler, Frerichs, Fryslie, Gray, Hunhoff (Jean), Lederman, Rave, Sutton, Tidemann, Tieszen, and Vehle

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring and commemorating the anniversary in 2012 of the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota.

    WHEREAS, the fifty-fourth annual Schmeckfest celebrates the rich cultural heritage that German immigrants transported from their homeland to enrich their new home in South Dakota and is hosted by the Freeman Academy Auxiliary; and

    WHEREAS, Schmeckfest, having been held every spring and has grown to accommodate more than six thousand guests each year, showcases the traditional foods and crafts of the Freeman community with an ethnic meal, demonstrations, and displays; and

    WHEREAS, this year on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2012, at the Pioneer Hall in Freeman, South Dakota, the ethnic German meal will be served family style from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for one thousand meals each evening; and

    WHEREAS, the annual event includes a full stage musical theater production of "The Wizard of Oz," which will take place on March 23-24, and March 29-31, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the many members and friends of the Freeman community be honored and commemorated on the fifty-fourth anniversary of Schmeckfest in 2012.