Cleveland Tennessee Maifest To Celebrate The German Tradition For A Good Cause

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs


The Cleveland, Tennessee Maifest is returning May 18th to honor the traditional German celebration of spring!  What makes this Maifest unique isn’t just its authentic German flare though.  Every year the Cleveland Maifest, which got its start in 2006 and is organized by the Montessori Kinder’s school, puts all of their proceeds from the event back into the community to help fund an educational project.  Last year the money went towards the construction of a new school building for the Montessori Kinder’s school, and now in 2013 the goal is to raise $35,000 to begin building a DreamCourt in one of Cleveland’s underprivileged neighborhoods.

Of course you can also expect a great German experience during Maifest.  From 11am to 4pm on Saturday, May 18, attendees will enjoy a family friendly event with activities for all ages, authentic Bavarian food prepared locally, and live music, all to bring a taste of Germany to this Eastern Tennessee town.  It is taking place at First Street Square in downtown Cleveland which is just outside of Chattanooga.

Even if you can’t make it out to the event, there are still ways you can help them meet their fundraising goal.  A simple and secure donation page has been setup for those who want to do more to help.  For more info the DreamCourt fundraiser, which is in collaboration with the Nancy Lieberman Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland, TN, check out the video embeded below.


Sources: Cleveland Maifest, Donation Page
Images sourced from Cleveland Maifest via Facebook

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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