SPARTA, NJ – People have been preparing for the 2019 German Christmas Market nearly since the day the 2018 event closed. The huts have been assembled on the boardwalk and other behind the scenes activities were going on all week.
On Wednesday, Carl Hagan of Rev it Up donated a box rental truck for volunteers to make pick ups and deliveries. Hagan, a Gold Sponsor of the market has been in business in Sparta for 32 years, the last seven at the location on Station Road.
MaryAnn Ryan was behind the wheel on Thursday at Sussex County Technical School to pick up 4200 linzer tarts.
Commercial Baking teacher Chad Gasiorek, known as Chef G said the students have been working on the order since school opened in September. They have been collecting the cookies since then. When the winter storm caused school to be canceled the culinary teacher came in and assembled 2100 cookies himself.
The tasty treats will be available for purchase at the market, a box for $12. The profits, after the cost of creating them, will go to scholarships for the culinary students.
Chef G said the bake shop at the school is taking orders for holiday pies, cakes and trays of cookies. He said they also sell breads and cannoli’s, Orders can be placed by calling 973-383-6700 x 202. They can be picked up Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. when school is in session.
The Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market will run 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, December 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 8. Additional parking is available at the Sparta High School and Sparta Middle School with shuttles running all day.
ADA parking located at the Sparta Public Library at 22 Woodport Road. According to Market organizers it is a five minute walk from the library to the Lake Mohawk Country Club. A blue handicap bade is required to park at the library. Per LMCC policy only service dogs are allowed on the property. No pets permitted at this event.