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German Christmas Market Founders Received Patriot Awards from Township Council

June 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM

SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Township Council recognized the organizers of the German Christmas Market at the council meeting on Tuesday, June 24.  Gudrun Rank, Helena Bould, Karin Meyer, Edda Kramm and Judy Beelaert were all given Patriot Awards by Deputy Mayor Jerry Murphy as founders of the market.

Murphy, Council Liaison of the Economic Development committee said, “The German Christmas Market is a vital part of the community.  There were about 18,000 people at the market this year.  Next year the market will include Hutas, wooden decorated structures on the boardwalk.”

Bould said, “Without the support of the (Lake Mohawk) Country Club and Fran Smith, we wouldn’t have gotten it going.  We would not have been able to grow as we have without the support of our sponsors including Eastern Propane, Bayer HealthCare and Newton Medical Center.”

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The proceeds from the 2013 Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market were donated to many charities and supporting organizations including:

  • United Way of Sussex County,
  • First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Food Bank,
  • DASI, Domestic Abuse Services, Inc,
  • Partnership for Social Services,
  • Meals on Wheels,
  • Samaritan Inn
  • Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation,
  • Coupons for the Community,
  • Manna House,
  • Sussex County Arts Council,
  • Birth Haven,
  • Lenape Valley Regional High School-German Language Department,
  • NORWESCAP First Book

According to the organizations published information they have donated over $131,000 since they began in 2001.

This year the market will be open for business on Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sunday, December 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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