Outreach-KONTAKT Franken farewells summer with barbecue

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Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken got together for one last barbecue at the end of summer. (Photo by Stefanie Bohl, Outreach-KONTAKT Franken)

ANSBACH, Germany (Sept. 23, 2015) – The German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken hosted an end-of-summer barbecue at Soldiers Lake at Urlas Community recently.

Members brought side dishes and desserts pot-luck style, while others manned the grill for roasting burgers and hot dogs.

The weather played along as well.

“We lucked out with the weather, and everybody is really enjoying themselves,” said Dennis Gardner, German president of the club. “Plus, the food everybody brought is fantastic.”

The club hosts many different events and activities throughout the year. This year’s events included trips to a summer toboggan track, kayaking in Fränkische Schweiz (or “Franconian Switzerland”), laser tag, and go-carting.

Members also engage actively in community relations efforts. Examples include the participation in the Ansbach city clean-up and a visit with food donations to the animal shelter.

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Members of Outreach-KONTAKT Franken grill food during the club’s last barbecue at the end of summer. (Photo by Stefanie Bohl, Outreach-KONTAKT Franken)

On top of that members meet twice a month for regular meetings called “Stammtisch” at local restaurants in Ansbach and Herrieden.

Stammtisch days are the first Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Rezatstuben in Ansbach and the third Tuesday at the Linde in Herrieden. The next Stammtisch in Ansbach is Oct. 6 and will be a special “Oktoberfest” gathering.

Outreach-KONTAKT Franken is open to everyone. Interested community members are welcome to stop by any Stammtisch meeting to find out more about the friendship club.

To learn more about Outreach-KONTAKT Franken and its activities and events, visit www.facebook.com/OutreachKontaktFranken or call 0981-183-7786 (DSN (468-7786).

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