Munichfest draws in area community to celebrate

aMunichfest-marshallsWEBMarshalls for the 36th annual Munichfest parade were Steve and Shirley Worms. “We chose them for all they do for the community,” said City Clerk Kelly Thielen. “They volunteer and donate much of their time and resources for the city.” Pictured are (from left): driver and son Chris Worms and grandson Eddie Worms of Shakopee; granddaughters Mya Worms of Elrosa and Mieka Worms of Shakopee, Shirley and Steve. The truck is a 1928 Chevrolet that was purchased and restored by Steve’s dad, Ed Worms, in the 1970s.



Family members gathered for the enjoyment of watching Saturday’s parade. Pictured are (from left): Rita Revermann of Albany, Dorien Revermann of Freeport, Brynn Berscheit of Burtrum, Ruth Moscho of Spring Hill and Judy Olmscheid of New Munich.


MunichfestStMartinbandWEBFollowing the parade, the St. Martin band entertained crowds with 90 minutes of rousing polkas, marches and other music. Pictured are (left to right): Kevin Blonigen, Jeanne Blonigen, Michelle Hedgen,  Jermayne Mages, Renee Thelen,  Melanie Thelen, Ken Pung, Florian Blonigen, Clem Kalthoff,  Dave Heinen. Not pictured: driver, Mel Kascht.



Sisters Alli, left, and Tori LaForge said that their favorite part of the parade were the horses. They are the daughters of Rick and Jolene LaForge of Melrose.






The Melrose Area Honor Guard carried the colors, with retired Marine 1SG Eric Budde calling cadence. Pictured are (from left): Gerry Kluempke, Budde and Gene Rademacher.







Mike Becker of Avon, brought his
daughter, Megan, to watch her first parade.








aMunichfest-baseballWEBA hay wagon carried the Silver Streak Little  League baseball team. Pictured joking around are Matthew Bauer, son of Mike and Lucy, and Jonathan Ostendorf, son of Todd and Leann.