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Allgau Gautrachtenfest Germany 2018

This June, Lancaster Liederkranz members of the Alpenrose Schuhplattlers traveled to the 2018 Gautrachtenfest in Germany.   The Gautrachtenfest is a four-day event that was full of music, parades, local tours, and fests.  The Gauverband Nordamerika hosted the Bayerischer Löwe “Bavarian Lion” in Haldenwang, Germany. It is described by participating groups as the “Plattler World Cup.” Lancaster Liederkranz’s Autumn Zodet placed first in the Einzelpreisplatteln at the Gauverband Nordamerika 2017 Gaufeste, in Buffalo, NY, which allowed her to compete in this elite competition.  Under the direction of Paul and Barbi Stanavage, Autumn practiced diligently over the past year with her partner, Tanner Beck. Her performance earned her 10 th  place among the best schuhplattlers in the world.  Another highlight of the event included an Ehrentänze, “Honor Dance” performed by Tanner Beck, Paul Stanavage, Autumn Zodet, and Avery Zodet, representing the Alpenrose Schuhplatters and the Lancaster Liederkranz.  The group also participated in the Gauplattler, Fronleichman “Corpus Christi” procession, and marched with the Gauverband Nordamerika in the Festumzug, a parade with over 3,000 participants.