Landjugend fechheim love “the sow out”

Landjugend fechheim love 'the sow out'

The four festive days of the landjugend fechheim ("we let the sow out!!! 70 years LJ fechheim") in the 2000-man festival tent in grobgarnstadt came to an end on sunday afternoon. The hosts had invited numerous rural youth groups and associations to the celebration and the traditional costume parade.

The traditional costume parade started at the wiesengrund, marched through the streets of grobgarnstadt and past the old school, partly accompanied by powerful brass music and cheerful cheers, and finally arrived back at the festival tent. Over 30 rural youth groups, fire departments and sports clubs took part in the happy and noisy spectacle.

Rough and small fest guests

The parade streets in grobgarnstadt were lined with large and small festive guests, who happily waved to the groups and shouted encouraging or joking remarks at them. While on one side of the tent the younger children enjoyed the slide and the sandbox in the bright sunshine, on the opposite side of the field there were still the rough tractors and field machines from the tractor-pulling (saturday). All groups entered the marquee with their flags and placed them in the rough flag stand next to the stage.

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Hannes kolb on the jump

Hannes kolb on the jump

Already in his third year of life, the "gasoline-in-the-blood-virus" has got to him infested. His first laps on an (as yet) electrically powered children’s motorcycle without a support wheel have left their mark. At the age of four, hannes kolb enthusiastically completed his first motorized laps on a yamaha PW 50 after his understanding-demanding kindergarten teacher had mediated the situation. Just six years old, he stood – now a member of the AMC high ablitz sonnefeld and surrounding area – with his 3.5 hp machine on the home ubungsgelanden at the start for the MX cup 2017.

After that, the "family council" decided the decision to change to a (stylish) KTM SX 50. Father harry – himself a mechanic – introduced his son step by step to the construction secrets, technology and functioning of motorized two-wheeled machines in order to demand the necessary feeling for his machine. Finally, his parents harry and silke are his only sponsors so far.

At the same time, this created the preconditions for participation in the MX cup series, which still led to fifth place in the northern bavaria series in 2017. Hannes kolb’s determination to perform caused a sensation among the ADAC’s junior motor sport officials. Inclusion in the talent competition was accompanied by an invitation to the national final in pfluckuff in northern saxony. There he stood at the start with 53 other six- to 18-year-old competitors from all over the federal republic. He took 18th place in school class A (50 cc) at the first attempt.

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More expensive than marble and sandstone

More expensive than marble and sandstone

It must have been a significant day for the small village of kirchschonbach when on 14. July 1912, 100 years ago, the mighty monument was unveiled and inaugurated right at the village’s entrance. "There was nothing like it in the nearer and wider surroundings", writes the chronicle of the village about the stone, which was erected as a war memorial already before the two world wars.

The monument, almost five meters high, which the warriors’ association inaugurated with a high mass, honorary virgins, marching music and festivities, was specially made of so-called portland cement in wetzlar. Only these days the kirchschonbacher hans-jacob gehring stumbled in the internet on a postcard from the feast day 1912, which he bought at an auction. The association would like to thank the company portland for the production and delivery of the exclusive material. "An artificial stone made of portland cement was something special back then, more expensive than marble and sandstone," reports gehring.

The special company made the monument with the sand that was a waste product of iron production. Such an expensive stone was afforded at that time by the small village, which at that time was "a prosperous place. There were 23 to 25 craftsmen’s workshops, two inns, a church that was actually much too large for the village, the school, the raiffeisen company, and the castle. At that time there was a real atmosphere of departure", female gehring.

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