Deck the Halls with Brats and Strudel
Festival founder Heidi Cadena (left), Pastor Richard Reimer and vendor Inge Inge Baylocq welcomed Santa Claus to the Walnut Avenue church gymnasium.
CARMICHAEL, CA (MPG) - Chestnuts roasted, sausages sizzled and strudel were enjoyed at American River Community Church’s third annual German Christmas Fair last weekend. While Pastor Richard Reimer donned holiday apparel – elfen hat and lederhosen – a traditional Santa Claus granted Christmas wishes.
Attendance was boosted by the Sacramento German community, for whom gift markets – fragrant with cider and sauerkraut – are beloved Christmas traditions. Church member Heidi Cadena began the event three years ago as a fundraiser for the congregation’s ministries.
Among Carmichael’s longest-established places of worship, the American River Community Church is located at 3300 Walnut Avenue, Carmichael. Learn more at www.arcconline.org