29th Annual Winterball Karneval

St. Louis – Stuttgart Sister Cities

“Roaring 20s Party”

29th Annual Winterball Karneval

6:00 PM Saturday, January 30, 2016
Clayton Plaza Hotel at 7750 Carondelet in Clayton

Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment, Auction, Raffle and other Surprises

Black Tie Optional – Roaring 20s Costume Contest

Dinner $75 each

Special Guests of Honor

S.T. Prinz Michael II & I.L. Prinzessin Anita 1

of the Germania Society of Cincinnati, Ohio


S.T. Prinz John Leo I & I.L. Prinzessin Marie I

of the Germania Club of Kansas City

Mistresses of Ceremonies

Susanne Evens and Sherry Farmer

Dance Music by Larry Hallar’s Two Star Final

“Live” Painting by Renowned Artist Jennifer Hays

6:00 PM Cocktails

7:00 PM Dinner

8:00 PM Dancing & Entertainment


Crystal Salad, German Beef Rouladen, Potato Pancakes & Apple Sauce, Red Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Homemade Apfelstrudel

2016 Winterball Committee

Bob Case, Dorris Keeven-Franke, Sandra Blanco Co-Chairs; Alex Araiza, Harrison Billy, Norm Cleeland, Barbara Dressel, Susanne Evens, Linda Kurz, Roy Leimberg, Robert Roeder, Helga Thalheimer, Mary Kathryn Victor, Alyssa Weeks, Ilona Wilken, Traude Wilson

For more info or to purchase your tickets go to Stl4Stuttgart.com or call 636.221.1524

to purchase tickets online go to  http://www.stl4stuttgart.com/events/2016-winterball-karneval/


German American Heritage of St. Louis event

In his book Beer, Brats and Baseball (Second Edition) author Jim Merkel writes about “The Streets with Two Names” in St. Louis, sharing how Frank Knapstein, a German immigrant had his own name on a block long street just south of Meramec in 1916. He was a contractor and he was building brick homes along the street. Then, World War I came, and suddenly everything German was bad, including street names. To be less offensive, Knapstein Place became Providence Place. Nativism and anti-German hysteria had taken hold on everything

Merkel mounted a campaign to retake these symbols of our city’s pride in our German heritage. The German American Heritage Society of St. Louis helped by enthusiastically supporting the project and even paying for the honorary signs.  Pershing is now also honorarily known by its original name of Berlin. On November 15, 2014 George Knapstein’s grandson Frank (and about 35 other members of his family) watched as Providence Place once again became Knapstein Place.

On Sunday, January 17, 2016 the public is invited to join Jim Merkel, members of German American Heritage Society of St. Louis, and other officials as they unveil two new street signs. The former Habsburger Avenue will be unveiled at 2pm with a brief ceremony at the corner of Cecil Place and Gravois Avenue; and Kaiser Street will once again take its place among St. Louis street names with a sign at the corner of Gresham (current name) and Kingshighway at 2:30 pm.