Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Minden Fasching Karneval and Parade
The fun starts this weekend with a trip to Minden and their version of Mardi Gras: a German Fasching celebration. Milly Rose invited us several weeks back to come over for "the Fasching" and I've been hard pressed to find many details other than that they have a parade at "dusk" - around 5:30 or 6.
After a search again today I found where there's been a Facebook page created, and a website, even though there isn't much there. The schedule of events says "Coming Soon."
There does appear to be a photo of an ad on the Facebook page with a lineup of bands, and I was tickled to see Buddy Flett on the schedule from 2:00 to 3:00. There will be "Food, Entertainment, and Fun" the ad says.
I talked to Milly today and she says they've been busy all week setting up rides and food booths, much of it right across the street from her shop. She's right there in the thick of it all! Even better, her shop will be open for business Saturday so I'll be taking lots of new pictures and a video of the first floor this time. If you thought that attic of a third floor was something, just WAIT until you see the first floor! I'll need a bigger video card.
I'm hoping Sandy might pop in here and chime in something about the Fasching. I'm wondering if the food will have a German flair since this festival is supposed to celebrate Minden's German heritage. Sandy usually rides a float but isn't planning on it this year.