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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels May m Childs play Youngsters wearing every conceivable kind of costume participate in Saturdays Kindermasken Top Bradley Orender opts for a cooler outfit as he drinks his soft drink in Landa His costume is in his Top the Fitzgerald Family Circus prepares to a the Unicorn bands batteredlooking drum corps warms Lower Bryan Ott and Nickolaus Van Nortwick took several giant steps for Lower Main Plaza was a good vantage point for the Childrens parade draws big crowd Almost a thousand youngsters turned out for Saturdays annual Kindermasken a tradition which dates back to A total of 950 soft drink tickets were given away to parade who trekked from downtown to Landa Park Saturday Youngsters received a one free ticket each in Landa and were treated a rides on the parks miniature The Kindermaskenball or Childrens Masquerade Ball was a European custom which Herman New Braunfels first established According to past issues of the Neu Braunfelser the children paraded in costume for the first time in Parade locations varied for the remainder of the and the festival was moved to Landa Park in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority took over the event when interest began to wane in the and the groups interest has reestablished the Prizes are given out for the most imaginative Saturdays winners include Age 3 and under Kati Age 4 Taylor Brandt Age 5 Katherine First grade group Rebecca Mindy Kimberly Preiss and Corby i Second grade group Timothy Ousley and birthday Third grade group Carrie Christy Fourth grade Lisa Erica Robin Fifth grade Elise Band Canyon Middle Staff photos by Leslie Kriewaldt
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