Another Great Stiftungsfest

The Stiftungsfest Committee would like to thank all who made this year’s celebration a huge success. This was one of our best years ever for attendance and sales – We sold out of just about everything! Crowds were huge every day. Rain on Saturday night delayed the kickball championship, a few ball games, and music in the beer garden, but overall, we could not have asked for a better weekend.

Thursday’s “Family Night” had a huge crowd and is becoming a big event for Stiftungsfest. We thank all the local Churches for stepping up and putting this event on. It’s a great night for the youth in our community. Amazing music filled the tent and beer garden all weekend, plus the blow-up rides and paint ball went over very well. Great softball and kickball games, firefighter challenge, bingo, church service, craft sale, ambassador coronation, and fun run were all well attended. Lots of food and fun for everyone – including the Diedesfeld Band! The way the NYA community pulls together to support all aspects of Stiftungsfest is terrific. All should be proud of the good job everyone does.

Thanks to the VFW, American Legion, NYA Lions Club and countless local businesses that financially support Stiftungsfest. Without their support, we would not be able to have all the great entertainment we have. All the profits have always gone to the NYA Fire Department, and they, too, thank you for your support.

Thanks to the Stiftungsfest Committee for a job well done! Thanks to the over 300 volunteers and firefighters who put in a long week and weekend setting up and working the shifts. Thanks to the City of Norwood Young America and its staff for your continued support of Stiftungsfest. It’s great to see new people come to our community for the first time and leave truly impressed. It is also so fun to see people that moved away from the area return annually for the celebration. Mark your calendars – Next year’s 163rd Stiftungsfest is August 22-25, 2024.

With many thanks,

Paul Lano

Stiftungsfest President