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Woodford Times - Peoria, IL
  • German American Society to present 10th Annual Fasching Ball Feb. 9

  • Peoria German American Society to hold its 10th Annual Fasching Ball (Traditional German Costume Ball) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive in Peoria.
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  • Peoria German American Society to hold its 10th Annual Fasching Ball (Traditional German Costume Ball) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Lindenhof, 7601 N. Harker Drive in Peoria. The event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight and is open to the public. Cost is $8 a person. Attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. There will be a costume contest with prizes. Cash bar. Area favorites the West MacQueen Street Band will perform from 7–11 p.m. Fasching Balls are the German version of Mardi Gras Parties or Karnivals. Fasching is celebrated across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, usually in predominately Catholic areas. Fasching is the last celebration before Lent or as the day is known in the U.S. as Fat Tuesday. Please contact Trudy Smith for more Information 697-4195 or info@peoriagermans.net. More information can be found at: www.peoriagermans.net
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