German Heritage Awards nominations sought for 2022 | Community

JASPER — The Jasper DeutscherVerein, the Jasper Partnership Commission and the Sister Cities of Jasper, Inc. will celebrate German-American Day on Thursday, October 6 with a dinner at Schnitzelbank. The dinner and program will honor the contributions made by German immigrants to the life and culture of the United States.

The annual German Heritage Award will be presented to an individual or group who has generously dedicated their time, talents, or resources to maintaining, enhancing, or strengthening German roots in Dubois County. Recognition is open to all individuals who give what they can to make a difference.

A nomination will recognize the work of those who generously support our local German heritage.

Nominations should be sent to the German Heritage Award, PO Box 15, Jasper, IN 47547, and should include a letter of up to one page listing the reason for nomination, a biography, up to two pages, listing the service or the nominee’s efforts as well as the nominee’s name, home address, and whether the nominee’s service is voluntary or remunerated. The nominator’s name and address must also be included and must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2022.

Sister Cities of Jasper and the Jasper Partnership Commission established the award in 1999.

The Jasper DeutscherVerein sponsors the award. Past recipients of the German Heritage Award are Mary Jo Meuser, Claude and Martina Eckert, Dave Buehler, Linus and Sally Lechner, Joe and Irene C. Eckerle, Danny and Linda Wehr, Leo and Lora Lou Eckerle, the late Lowell and Joan Glendening, Dave and Janet Kluemper, Rafe and Phyllis Ackerman, Vic and Monica Knies, Gary and Rita Egler, Patti Goepfrich, Larry and Betty Hanselman, Ron and Delli Keusch, Jim and Rita Corn, Lois Kuntz, Stan Jochum, Mike and Ann Ackerman, Father John Boeglin, Rosie Stewart, Al and Judy Bennett, and Paul and Laura Grammer. The winner of the lifetime achievement award is Matthias Hilger.