JASPER, Ind. (WEHT) — Organizers of the Jasper Strassenfest have chosen a theme for this year’s celebration.
The committee has selected the theme, “Celebrating Jasper’s Commitment to Higher Education/VU Jasper’s 50th Anniversary.”
The 42nd annual Strassenfest is scheduled to be held July 30 – August 2, in and around downtown Jasper.
The committee says the theme was chosen to accentuate that Vincennes University Jasper (VUJ) campus has been a local institution of higher learning for 50 years.
In a press release, the committee adds that the official 2020 Strassenfest logo/button is still in the design phase at this time, but should be released in the next few weeks.
The Strassenfest Committee has also chosen the “Hofmarschall” or “Grand Marshall” for the 2020 Strassenfest.
To coincide with the chosen theme, the committee felt it was a fitting choice to name local VUJ Alumnus, and current President of the VUJ Foundation Board of Directors, Dan Fritch, as the person to represent Vincennes University Jasper as the 2020 Strassenfest Hofmarschall.
In addition to attending several Strassenfest events and activities, Fritch will speak briefly at opening ceremonies and will lead the Strassenfest Parade.
New features at this year’s Strassenfest will include a festival half-pot drawing with a guaranteed minimum payout of $5000 to the winner.
Ticket sales will begin July 6 at the Chamber of Commerce office and will be available for purchase during festival hours at a downtown square location.
Proceeds from the half-pot will go towards the Dubois County Scholastic Excellence Award Scholarships to benefit Dubois County students attending VU Jasper as well as other improvements to the Jasper Strassenfest.
For more information about the 2020 Jasper Strassenfest, click here.
(This story was originally published on January 13, 2020)