As mentioned in my previous post; Saturday was a long day and I had to split my post into two parts; this is (Part 2 of 2).
After we got back home from Nürnberg (map above), we went straight over to the Schützenhaus in Meckenhausen. You may recall from my previous post on Day 3 in Deutschland that we took part in an air-rifle competition. Tonight was the evening where the prizes are doled out at a Christmas party and more… read on:
Here’s a link to the Schützeverein Meckenhausen website: (HERE)
Hand-painted memorial plaques adorn the walls in the Schutzenverein building. Click HERE to learn more from Wikipedia®.
And here’s the results (below) of the shooting competition:
William came in 13th place! Here’s the target (below) that he turned in to have evaluated.
I still get to say that I taught William everything he knows. 🙂 However, I didn’t do so well 🙁 Either way, it was still good fun.
Plenty of liquid refreshments were on hand as the party kicked off with a little music. Tables and chairs now filled the area where we were shooting last week.
Awards and certificates were handed out to some:
The prizes were all placed on and around a couple big tables:
Everyone that took part in the shooting competition had their name called out in the order that they ranked. Then each person would go up to the table and pick out one of the prizes that were donated by local businesses. Everyone received a quality gift.
After a little christmas story-telling and some more music, they auctioned off christmas tree branches. This is a neat tradition… tied to each branch are usually at least a couple pair of smoked bratwurst, some pretzels, schnapps, and sometimes even candy. What a great way to bring in some money for the club. Especially when you have a hungry crowd that’s been drinking beers. 🙂
Here’s Martin & Maria cutting the goodies off the branch they won (below).
I paid 33 Euros for my branch and had leftovers to take home.
Another good time with good people. Check back soon for an update on another Christmasmarkt we visited on Sunday at Gut Wolfgangshof. Hopefully, I can get caught up soon with the blog posts…