Below you will find information about the team of people that helped to put together the Strassenfest this year.
|2018 Chairman||Michael Ackermanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Booth Coordinator||Corie Schwartzemail@example.com|
|Chamber Executive Director||Nancy Eckerlefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chamber Secretary||Janet Beckmanemail@example.com|
|Deutscherverein Representative||Steve Schmittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Entertainment Coordinator||Heath Kluemperemail@example.com|
|Event Coordinator||Nick Hoffmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Strassenfest Pageant Coordinators||Becky Hickman|
|Media Relations||Bob Bleemelemail@example.com|
|Social Media Content||Shelby Hettingerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Web Relations||Ben Potteremail@example.com|
Host & Hostess
The Jasper German Club President and their spouse serve as the Host & Hostess of the Strassenfest each year.
Steve and Barb Schmitt
The 2017 Jasper Strassenfest Committee is proud to announce Ron Flick as the Hoffmarschall, or Grand Marshall, for the 39th annual Strassenfest celebration. As a professional architect and avid historian, Ron Flick truly represents this year’s theme, “Celebrating Traditions, Building Our Future.” Ron Flick is a member of the fourth generation German-American Flick family whose ancestors first settled in Jasper in 1848. In addition to having served as the Strassenfest Chairman in 2007 and 2008, Ron served on the Strassenfest Committee for several years in the role of Historian. Additionally, Ron has documented the pictorial history of Dubois County in his book, “Images of America: Jasper and Huntingburg.” Ron has an extensive knowledge of Dubois County family histories, German-American traditions – particularly related to the Schnitzelbank Song – and without a doubt, one of the largest collections of historic Dubois County photos and documents in a private collection. In the past, Ron has worked as a volunteer at the Dubois County Museum and as a member of ROJAC. He is a member of the Indiana German Heritage Society Board of Directors, and recently completed his term as Vice President of the organization.
Professionally, Ron is a member of the firm, Pyramid Architects, based in Indianapolis, and works on a variety of projects across the state. He is currently involved in the renovation of the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper. His past projects include the Jasper Mill, St. Joseph’s Church balcony, and the Jasper Depot.
Ron and his wife, Charlotte Ottinger, reside in Historic Irvington, a suburb Indianapolis, while frequently visiting their historic home in Jasper. In addition to their passion for travel and historical research, they enjoy spending time with their six children and three grandchildren.
2017 Jasper Strassenfest