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Und Jetzt, Tanzen Wir! Germanfest in Washingtonville

Und Jetzt, Tanzen Wir!

Germanfest in Washingtonville

By Eugenia Moskowitz

After a traditional Latin Mass with support from the Latin Mass Society of the Hudson Valley, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Washingtonville celebrated on Sept. 6 with a German-themed party in honor of its patron saint. After the packed mass with a fine chorus whose voices reverberated inside the excellent acoustics of the church’s interior, more than 500 people ate German food and enjoyed traditional German dancing (moved inside the hall when a chilly rain started to fall). The German theme was a variation on the pig-roast the church has usually done in the past. Zag prost!

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CAPTION 1: German food and beer was served under the tent in the St. Mary’s Parking lot. (Photo by Eugenia Moskowitz)

CAPTION 2: Fr. Jeffrey Maurer with some of the German dancers at the St. Mary’s Germanfest held on September 6 in Washingtonville. (Photo provided)

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