Fund raiser to support growing exchange program at Shepard

Fund raiser to support Shepard/German exchange program.

Music, food and fun will highlight the fund raiser ‘A Little Bit of Germany’ on Saturday, January 26 at Shepard High School in Palos Heights. 

This event supports the international program between Shepard and Johann Wolfgang Goethe Gymnasium (high school) in Germersheim, Germany.  This March, Shepard students and teacher Jennifer Fischer will host a record number of students from Goethe for three weeks. 

 ‘A Little Bit of Germany’ will run from 4 to 8 p.m. (dinner from 4 to 7 p.m.) and celebrate the food, culture, music, language and people of Germany.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.  Shepard’s located at 13049 S. Ridgeland Avenue.

The fun includes entertainment by the folk band Paloma from the Dankhaus German Cultural Center in Chicago and a catered dinner of bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, rye bread, coffee and apple cider.  Imported souvenirs, candies, and baked goods will be available for purchase.

The Goethe students will stay with host families, attend classes at Shepard, and experience life as Americans for three weeks.  Groups of students from Shepard and Goethe have visited one another in alternating years for more than 25 years.

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