Germania 'Olde Home Day' Returns

From the Endeavor News

One of the region’s most long-standing and popular Labor Day weekend traditions returns on Sunday, Sept. 5, in the small southeastern Potter County village of Germania.

A full day and night of fun is planned at Germania Olde Home Day, which is as much of an end-of-summer celebration as it is a fund-raiser for the Germania Fire Company, the oldest volunteer firefighting organization in Potter County.

Now in its 35th year, Olde Home Day harkens back to the area’s German roots and celebrates the timeless values of small-town America. There is no admission charge and parking is free, but the organizers ask that attendees refrain from bringing their own food and beverages.

Early birds can buy tickets for the first of many fundraising raffles at 10 am. By the time the final prize is awarded Sunday night, some $35,500 in cash giveaways will be completed. The $10,000 prize drawing is the highlight at 2 pm.

A horseshoe pitching contest opens at noon. A tractor pull is planned at 2. Many attendees will settle back to watch the NASCAR race on a large-screen TV at 4:30. Even the TV, valued at $2,000, will eventually be raffled off.

One of the more popular events, a pig chase for women and children, is scheduled at 6.

Country Fever returns for another year for dancing from 7:30 to 9:30.

Throughout the day there will be children’s games and bingo. Refreshments will include beer, soft drinks and other beverages, barbecued chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, fries and more.

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