‘SCHMECK STOP OPENS SATURDAY
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This Saturday, March 26, marks the first day of the Freeman Academy Auxiliary-sponsored Schmeck Stop. The event will be held inside the Sterling Hall auditorium on the Freeman Academy campus from 2 to 7 p.m. The Schmeck Stop will reopen again next Saturday, April 2, with the same format.
Without the traditional Schmeckfest being held, this Freeman Academy fundraising event gives the opportunity for shoppers to stop by and stock up on Schmeckfest food favorites. The Schmeck Stop includes a walk-in Country Kitchen market selling ethnic foods and baked goods, along with the traditional Schmeckfest sausage sales.
The Country Kitchen will sell popular food items including cheese pockets, kuchen, pluma moos and homemade noodles made by the auxiliary. Bierocks and rosettes made by the FA students will also be sold. A variety of homemade items prepared by local bakers will be offered at the Country Kitchen and all items are available first come, first serve.
Schmeckfest sausage sales will take place in the Maintenance Building on campus and will offer fresh homemade sausage. Smoked and unsmoked rings and regular bulk sausage are available. An additional sausage walk-in day on Friday, March 25 is also planned beginning at 1 p.m. Preorders of 20 lbs. or more are encouraged.
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In addition to food sales, tickets were available for a pre-order/carry-out only “mini” Schmeckfest meal, including sausage, knepf, stewed beef and sauerkraut. Requests for bulk quantities of individual cooked meal menu items will also be available for purchase. The pre-ordered, carry-out meal may be picked up Saturday, March 26 or April 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. The deadline for preordering meals was March 23.
In conjunction with the event, the Heritage Hall Museum & Archives (HHM&A) will be open those Saturday afternoons as well, from noon to 7 p.m. In addition, the museum is sponsoring an evening program on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 25 and 26; see the story below for more on that.
Go to the Freeman Courier, Facebook and the Schmeckfest website for more information and look for the ads in the Courier and AWC. For inquiries on the event or “mini” meal availability, call and leave message for Kathy at 605-925-7952.