Brigitta Hoeferle, the founder and owner of Montessori Kinder, believes the event was a success.
“We decided last year that Maifest needed to be something bigger- not just a celebration of the students and teachers, but for the entire community. We are really big about giving back to the community.”
First Street Square was crammed with people eager to be involved in Maifest. Children danced in front of the live entertainment, Jacob Herzog & the Bavarian Express, while parents socialized over food.
Sabine Krumbachner learned about the event through friends with children at Montessori Kinder.
“It’s nice,” Krumbachner shared. “The kids have had fun with the moon bounce and the music sounds the same as in Germany. Some of the words are different, but the sound is good.”
German and english filled the air as people ate brotchen, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and german potato salad provided by Aubrey’s.
Elizabeth Adams, a mother who’s children attend Montessori Kinder, believes the fundraiser was a success.
“They have put a lot of hardwork into all of this and we are just glad everyone could come out and enjoy it,” Adams shared while standing in the face painting line with her children. “Anytime we get a chance to learn about another culture, it is a good opportunity.”
Booths were set up in between the giant, inflatable slide and meal tent. Connie McCleary shared her knoweledge of beekeeping with children at the Cherokee Beekeepers Foundation booth.
“This is the first time we have been involved in the German festival as a particpate,” McCleary said. “I think its very informative and the music is just fantastic.”
As a final word, Hoeferle offers a word of thanks.
“I’ve been so occupied with Maifest that my staff took over and was very organized. This is all really them,” Hoeferle said. “A big thanks needs to go out to Anne Falcone, Caitlin Land, and Rich and Lorrie Dewitt.”