Below you will find information about the team of people that helped to put together the Strassenfest this year.
|Chamber Executive Director||Nancy Eckerle|
|Chamber Secretary||Caroline Gobert|
|Deutscherverein Representative||Paul Siegel|
|Marketing Coordinator & Open Ceremonies||Kelsey Merkel|
|Event Coordinator||Jasmine Bosler|
|Booth Coordinator||Corie Eckerle|
|Construction/Logistics Coordinator||Mike Ackerman
|Social Media Coordinator & Book Design||Shelby Gidley|
|Pageant Directors||Jade Marinin
|Jasper Chamber of Commerce||Janet Beckman|
|German Heritage Coordinator||Laura Grammar
|Half-Pot Coordinator||Kim Lottes
2022 Host & Hostess
The Jasper German Club President and their spouse serve as the Host & Hostess of the Strassenfest each year.
Paul and Mary Leah Siegel
Jim & Rita Corn
The 2022 Jasper Strassenfest Committee is proud to name Jim and Rita Corn as the 2022 Hofmarschalls.
The 2022 Strassenfest theme, “A Great German Time”, was chosen to highlight an exciting new addition to this year’s Strassenfest: a life-sized, handcrafted Glockenspiel. The theme also emphasizes the continued commitment to keep
German heritage at the heart of what makes the Jasper Strassenfest such a fun and unique festival.
Jim, a talented carpenter, stonecarver and woodcarver, volunteered 2 years to construct the Glockenspiel. In addition to the amazing design and quality craftsmanship of the physical structure, Jim also hand carved the two snails and the Deutscher Verein logo that appears on the Glockenspiel. Jim’s previous projects include the German Maypole located at the corner of Sixth and Newton streets in Jasper, a wood carved snail on display in Pfaffenweiler, Germany, and was instrumental in the construction of the Strassenfest German Club booths.
Rita brought her design talents in color, style, balance and floral arrangements to the Glockenspiel. She is a past member of the Strassenfest Committee and performed the May Pole Dance with other members of the German Club during those years.
Hoffmarschalls Jim and Rita Corn have been members of the Deutscher Verein for over 40 years serving in various leadership and support roles in the club. They were previously recognized for their commitment to building German Roots in Dubois County as recipients of the German Heritage Award in 2014.