Support the German Family Society of Akron by purchasing a personalized brick and help us pave the way for many more years of GFS history.
On Sunday, June 27th, 2021, a dedication plaque was revealed during our annual Kirchweih ceremony. It reads "Dedicated in Loving Memory of Joseph & Mary Rickert who, along with many others, were instrumental in the founding of our G.F.S." Our Kirchweih program is held on the Sunday of our annual Old European Days.
We are a non-profit, social organization whose charter is to promote and pass along our culture, traditions, heritage and language to future generations. We are a family society and are comprised of amazing volunteers who support all our functions and maintain our grounds. Every penny goes back into our club and various groups to make sure we are around for years to come. Our organization cannot survive without your help.
The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenge for us all. The pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our daily lives. The financial impact and loss of lives here and around the world has really been unbelievable. It has impacted the GFS too by shutting us down in March 2019 and eventually for the rest of the year. We are thrilled to have opened our doors in 2021.
Purchase a personalized brick for our Blessed Virgin Memorial Garden and support the GFS.