BSA Bukovina Fest 2013



Thursday, October 3
Early Bird social and dinner at Ellis Country Club
5:30 PM (advance reservations please to

Friday, October 4
41st Annual Oktoberfest at Frontier Municipal Park, Hays
10:00 AM – Visit tents of ethnic German and other historical interests
11:00 AM – Opening ceremonies
11:30 to 7:00 PM – Food and Beer booths, entertainment and German music for dancing and listening.

Saturday, October 5
9:30 AM – Registration at Bukovina Society headquarters, Washington at 8th, Ellis
10:00 PM – Invocation, Steve Parke, Pueblo, CO

Opening – Martha McClelland, President
Welcome to Ellis, Jolene Niernberger, City councilwoman

10:15 AM – The Umsiedlung (Relocation) from Bukovina, WWII by Maria Becker, Pittstown, NJ and slides from Anni and Klaus Haeusler, Munich, Germany
11:00 AM – The Ellis Kansas Bukovina Settlement by Steve Parke
11:50 AM – Lunch catered to Society headquarters (reservations by 10:45 AM)
1:00 PM – Bukovina Zipser Germans by Hermann Ottschofski, Woodland Park, CO
1:45 PM – Tour and research in Bukovina by Michael Augustin, Leonberg, Germany
2:30 PM – Break
2:45 PM – Argentine Bukovina Germans by Zita Watzlawik, Los Angeles, CA
3:15 PM – Growing up in Romania by Akos “Ben” and Kristina Bencze, Ellis, KS
3:45 PM – Panel for questions and discussion

Annual meeting of the Bukovina Society of the Americas, Inc.

6:00 PM – Social and dinner at Cancun’s in Ellis (reservations to board by noon)

Program: Native limestone use by Guy Windholz, Hays, KS

Sunday, October 6
9:00 AM – Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ellis, all are invited
10:30 AM – Sunday services at St. John’s Lutheran Church, north of Ellis, all are invited

(Times and programs subject to change)