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IKG Germania Hosts 2018 Gala Maskenball

Calling all Party People!  The Elferrat (11 Fools) and the Erste Karneval Gesellschaft Germania invite all Germania members and friends to join them for Germania’s 54th Annual Gala Maskenball – Saturday, January 27 at the Radission Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront, 668 West Fifth Street, Covington, Kentucky, 41011.  Doors open at 7:11 pm.
The Karneval Season, also known as the Fifth Season, is celebrated around the world during the weeks before Lent, and the Germania Society celebrates the festivities Rheinische style, which is known for its parades and costume balls.
Winter Games is this year’s event theme.  Cost for the Maskenball is $20 per person.  Reservations can be made by contacting Maria Geers at 513-508-7794 or  Entertainment will be provided by the Alpen Echos, Germania’s Royal Prinzengarde and visiting Prinzengarde, as well as the infamous 1KG Germania Männerballet. Prizes awarded for best costumes!  Light fare will be available for purchase during the Ball and all alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the Hotel.  No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted in the dance hall.  We request you understand the State Laws and abide by the Hotel Policy.
Make plans to stay for the weekend or the night of the Maskenball for the party weekend of the year!  Hotel reservations at Karneval rates can be made no later than January 15, 2018 by contacting the Radisson Hotel at 859-491-1200 and mentioning “Karneval.”  Room rates are $105 plus tax per night.  Rooms are not guaranteed after January 15.
The Erste Karneval Gesellshaft will also host a Hospitality Suite on the 16th floor of the Radisson during specific hours of the weekend.  The Suite offers a beautiful panoramic view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River and Covington, including the German Village.  Hospitality hours are Friday, January 26:  6 pm, Saturday, January 27:  3-5:30 pm and following the Ball at midnight.  Join the comradery of the “Fools Gathering” with groups from Cincinnati, Canada, Wisconsin, Indiana and California-guaranteed to be a night/weekend to remember!  The 1KG Germania welcomes any appetizers or snacks brought by guests.
The 1KG Germania hopes to see many of our Germania friends at the 2018 Gala Maskenball!  Prost and Happy New Year!

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