Amish Acres

Amish Acres® Historic Farm and Heritage Resort is Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is America's most complete Amish heritage experience featuring historic interpretation, culinary and performing arts, lodging, and shopping.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

DANK

The German American National Congress, also known as DANK (Deutsch Amerikanischer National Kongress) stopped at Amish Acres during their celebration of Mei (May) Fest this past weekend. Member of the various chapters located on the North Side of Chicago enjoyed a performance of Forever Plaid, a special church service at an Amish-Mennonite Church, Guided House & Farm Tours, Farm Wagon Ride and Thresher’s Dinner along with an overnight stay at the Inn at Amish Acres. DANK is the largest organization of Americans of German descent. It has some 30 chapters and over 100 associated member societies from coast to coast. The organization seeks to bring together Americans of German descent in the pursuit of cultivating and presenting their heritage and interests on local, regional and national levels. These were the primary reasons that the German American National Congress was founded in Chicago in 1959 to bring together Germans and Americans of German ancestry.

Marlies Selent-West, Amish Acres Group Sales Director, was Miss Dank Chicago South/ Illinois in the early 1980’s; we have a queen organizing group visits to Amish Acres.

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