Fiesta, San Antonio's unique two-week celebration honoring the battles of the Alamo and San Jancinto, will bring thousands of visitors to Beethoven Maennerchor. Before the fun commences, though, volunteers spent part of their Sunday getting the facilities in shape.
Grounds Committee chairperson David Uhler called what's been dubbed a Beethoven "work party" for Sunday, where members showed up to perform a number of tasks that needed to be completed.
In addition to Beethoven members, a cohort of workers from St. Phillip's College put a little elbow grease into the projects as part of their coursework.
The weather also takes its toll on the many German flags in the garten. That's why members also replaced tattered colors that have flown for a long time with new ones to grace the garten.
Several other work parties this year have been responsible for clearing leaves from the fence lines, sprucing up the parking lot, refinishing tables in the garten, upgrading lights and smoothing out flooring.
Fiesta at Beethoven runs April 20-22 with entertainment such as Cloverleaf with Terry Cavanagh, the Lamplighters, the Beethoven band, and the Beethoven Maennerchor and Damenchor. Tickets are $5 at the gate or they may be purchased early for $3 inside the clubroom during normal business hours.
Saturday at Beethoven is the favorite King William Fair, where there will be food, fun and music. There will be no cover charge for Saturday's festivities. Hours of operation will be 11 am to 6 pm.