Introduced by:    Representatives Schoenfish, Bartling, Bolin, Cammack, Cronin, Feickert, Feinstein, Gibson, Hansen, Hawks, Hawley, Heinert, Hoffman, Hunhoff (Bernie), Killer, Kirschman, Mickelson, Munsterman, Nelson, Parsley, Peterson, Rasmussen, Ring, Rozum, Russell, Schrempp, Soli, Stalzer, Steele, Tyler, and Wismer and Senators Jones, Bradford, Brown, Buhl, Frerichs, Hunhoff (Jean), Kirkeby, Lucas, Maher, Monroe, Otten (Ernie), Sutton, Tieszen, Vehle, and Welke

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring and commemorating the fifty-fifth anniversary in 2013 of the annual Schmeckfest in Freeman, South Dakota.

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

    WHEREAS, this year on March 15-16, 2013, and March 22-23, 2013, the ethnic German meal will be served family style from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Hall in Freeman, South Dakota. Tickets are available for one thousand meals each evening; and

    WHEREAS, the annual event includes a full stage musical theater production of Fiddler on the Roof, which will take place on March 15-16, 2013, and March 22-23, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-Eighth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the many members and friends of the Freeman community are commended and honored on the fifty-fifth anniversary of Schmeckfest in 2013.

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