2022 Christkindl Fest Virtual Booklet
Posted on December 7, 2021 | Posted by Mary Stoneback
WELCOME TO ASCENSION’S 3RD ANNUAL CHRISTKINDL FEST! THE FOLLOWING IS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THIS YEAR’S CHRISTKINDL FEST; WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO AND WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING PLUS INTRODUCE YOU TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY!
This year’s Christkindl Fest is dedicated in loving memory of member, Dennis Bagenstos, a valued congregation member and beloved Christkindl Fest Team Member.
Upper Parking Lot
Lower Parking Lot
Welcome Hut / Food / Drink / Naveen’s Bakery / Pretzel Hut / S’mores / Seating Areas
Ornament Craft for all ages / Fair Trade / Cassie Voelker’s Pottery / Seating Areas
Fellowship Hall (inside, off upper patio)
Quilts for New Beginnings / Card Ministry Table / Lyndsay Bertram Photography / Discovery Toys with Grandma Alice / Crafts by Peggy Sue
- 4 PM: Christkindl Fest Begins!
- 4:15 PM – Welcome & Fest Dedication
- 4:30 PM: Caroling
- 5:00 PM: KPC Respite Center & Caroling
- 5:45 PM: Caroling & Candle Lit Silent Night for all
- 6:00 PM: Evening Closing & the 2023 Christkindl Crowning
MEET THE 2022 FEST TEAM
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING CHRISTKINDL FEST TEAM FOR WORKING DILIGENTLY TOGETHER FOR MONTHS TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S FEST A REALITY AND TO THE COUNTLESS VOLUNTEERS NOT PICTURED HERE FOR THEIR EVENT SUPPORT, BY WHICH THE FEST COULD NOT HAPPEN!
Welcome from this year’s Christkind, Aimee Calderon
I’ve lived in Germany a couple of times in my life, and have always enjoyed going to the Christmas markets there. The warmth and smell of the Gluhwein, the sausages, the stands with pretty ornaments for sale, all bring back happy memories for me. It was always a sign that Christmas was coming. I welcome you to this year’s Christkindlfest at Ascension Lutheran Church, and I hope our that our celebration will stir in you those same feelings of fun, fellowship and anticipation for Christmas and give you memories for years to come.
FOOD / DRINKS / MUGS – PRICING
***CASH IS PREFERRED. CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED***
GERMAN SAUSAGE / POTATO SALAD
SAUSAGE, POTATO SALAD (OR CHIPS) – $8
SAUSAGE – $6
*HOT DOGS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
*SAUERKRAUT & CONDIMENTS AVAILABLE
There is a .75 transaction fee.
*AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE WELCOME HUT
CLEAR, GLASS MUGS, DESIGNED BY DENNIS BAGENSTOS – $10
SPECKLED CAMPFIRE MUGS, DESIGNED BY CRYSTAL BOEVERS – $10
COMPLIMENTARY AT THE PRETZEL HUT! MADE BY WEINBERGERS.
*CHEESE & MUSTARD AVAILABLE
FREE AT THE WELCOME HUT!
COMPLIMENTARY AT GLUHWEIN TENT. *SEE BELOW FOR ALCOHOL POLICY.
HOT COCOA & S’MORES
COMPLIMENTARY HOT COCOA & S’MORES AT THE HOT COCOA HUT!
COMPLIMENTARY INSIDE FELLOWSHIP HALL
COMPLIMENTARY THROUGHOUT EVENT SITE
Ascension Lutheran Church is grateful to provide various alcoholic beverages for this year’s Christkindl Fest. We also want to keep all who attend and drive back home safe. It is our practice to check ID’s at the table next to the Gluwhein tent where you’ll receive a wristband and two tickets for drinks through the event. Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep all having fun safely!
2022 CHRISTKINDL FEST SPONSORS: ALC ENDOWMENT – ASCENSION’S LAY MINISTRY TEAM – THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACTION TEAM GRANTS – GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM MEMBERS & FRIENDS
THIS YEAR’S FEST DONATIONS TO BENEFIT…KPC Respite Center
Each year, an organization is chosen to benefit from Fest guest’s donations. This year, we’ll receive monetary donations (any amount) and gift cards (King Soopers, Walmart & Goodwill) to the KPC Respite Center. (Cash or credit card donations received at the Welcome Hut)
2022 CHRISTKINDL FEST VENDORS
CHRISTKINDL FEST MUSIC
FEATURED MUSICIAN – Susan Nosal (Accordionist)
We are grateful for the festive sounds of Professional Accordionist, Susan Nosal. By day, Susan is a teacher and plays accordion by night at Edelweiss German Restaurant in Co. Springs.
Carols will be led by a group of singers! All are invited to join in the fun and sing some Christmas tunes! Or just enjoy listening!
FEST PASSPORTS – NEW THIS YEAR!
A stranger is a friend we haven’t met yet. Get your Fest Passport at the Welcome Hut and find a new friend at Christkindl Fest who can sign your passport. In addition, collect stamps from each vendor and tent and return your Fest Passport to the Welcome Hut for a prize. See below or click HERE to view this year’s Fest Passport.
Jeff Courtright’s Huts!
When you arrive at this year’s Christkindl Fest at Ascension, you’ll notice a few more items that will remind you of an authentic German holiday experience. These sweet, German village facades are made by Jeff Courtright with support from his grandchildren. Jeff says he loves to share his construction trade and his gifts. “My father was a carpenter and passed away when I was young but he showed me how to build and serve,” reflects Jeff.
Jeff’s father also gave him his tools which he often uses on special occasions. “As I gathered up my tools to build the huts, I grabbed my father’s framing square to build in his honor,” says Jeff. “He used to say if the church asked for help, volunteer.” Courtright is grateful for the example his dad set for him in giving back to the church and community and continues the example with his own family. “I was taught, now I teach,” comments Jeff.
Courtright is excited for this year’s Christkindl Fest and can’t wait for you to see the German hut facades up and strung with lights. “I believe we’re all kids at heart,” says Jeff, “and I hope this year’s Christkindl Fest brings you back to your childhood.”
Meet the Chef of this Year’s Fest – Pete Krieg
Pete Krieg’s grandfather and great uncle came over from Germany in 1911. His great uncle was a trained butcher who settled in North Dakota and his grandfather was a trained baker who started out in Cincinnati. His grandfather got a letter from his brother stating he needed help in his butcher shop where his grandfather learned a new trade, a trade he shared with Pete’s dad. Pete grew up making sausage and bacon as part of a family tradition. Pete now has a small business doing custom processing for different game animals which have included elk, deer, buffalo and more.
LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR FEST EXPERIENCE! YOUR FEEDBACK WILL HELP MAKE NEXT YEAR’S FEST EVEN BETTER. AND WE’D LOVE TO INCLUDE YOU IN THE PLANNING EFFORTS. JUST LET US KNOW!