The Happy Dutchmen German Band performs in Kutztown July 20

Patriot photo by Scott Weldon The Happy Dutchmen performing at the Kutztown Fairgrounds last year.

The Optimist Club of Kutztown will host their annual Community Appreciation Day at the Kutztown Fairgrounds from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 20.

The Optimist Club has been hosting this annual event to show their appreciation to the community for all their support throughout the year. The Community Appreciation Day will feature reduced prices on food and drinks, as well as games for the youth.

In conjunction with the Community Appreciation Day, the Borough of Kutztown, in cooperation with the Optimist Club, will be hosting the The Happy Dutchmen German Band as part of the Borough of Kutztowns 2013 Concert Series.

The Happy Dutchmen German Band will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage at the Kutztown Fairgrounds.

The band, under the direction of Bruce Rohrbach, has been performing locally for more than 40 years to promote the music of Germany/Bavaria. The band will entertain the crowd in authentic German period dress complete with Lederhosen and Alpine hats, while they entertain with various types of music from the standard German marches, to your favorite polkas, waltzes, and various other German dances. There will be several audience participation songs and sing-a-long songs.

The concert is free to the public and is part of the Borough of Kutztown 2013 Concert Series and the generosity of the Kutztown Optimist Club, as sponsor for this concert. The event will be held rain or shine under the covered Main Stage at the Fairgrounds.

Other 2013 Concert Series Sponsors throughout the summer series include the following: Major Sponsor: Borough of Kutztown, Kutztown Lions Club, Gold Sponsors: East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Kutztown Grange, Russell E. Conrad, Inc. Silver Sponsors: Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Inc., Barley Snyder, Great Valley Consultants, Kutztown Tavern, National Penn Bank Bronze Sponsor: Fulton Mortgage Company, Huguenot Lodge No. 377 F.&A.M., Kutztown Area Transport Service, Kutztown Community Partnership, Kutztown Lioness Club, Mammas Delight Pizza & Restaurant Marks Sandwich Shop Patron Sponsor: Kutztown Bottling Works, Kutztown Dental Center, Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc.

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