Wednesday, July 29, 2020

2020 Dainty Standings

Thank you to all who participated in the 50th Annual World Championship Dainty Contest! Without you, the event would not have been possible. 

2020 is definitely an odd year, so it would be no surprise that the 2020 Dainty Contest had the first ever tie for first place. We dialed in to the Hauck's who instructed us to have a playoff between the two individuals who tied. Whoever hit it the furtherest while adhering to normal rules would be the winner and their original distance would be recorded as the winning distance. David Bramblette was able to take the 2020 title. We would also like to recognize Keith Richard for his spectacular hit! 

There were many good hits this year, which people credited to less alcohol, hecklers, and tree interference. 

Despite the smaller event, less players and no spectators, we were able to raise $253 for the Little Sisters of the Poor! 

You can watch the Dainty Contest via pre-recorded live streams on Facebook (part 1, part 2, part 3).

WFPL attended the event and has a wonderful story on the Dainty, which you can access here

Be sure to also check out all of the delicious Dainty meal interpretations that local chefs cooked up!



We still have 2020 Dainty tshirts available and will let you know how you can get one soon! 



Here are the standings of all participants who hit the Dainty (distance in descending order):

David Bramblette - 153'

Keith Richard - 153'

Michael Brangers - 137'

Paul Yenner - 125.5'

Wendy Gilbert - 89.5'

Don Reibert - 89.5'

Jimmy Willinger - 83'

Jeff Esterle - 50.5'

Mike Morris - 42'

Theresa Willinger - 32.5'

Bret Sohl - 26'

Justin Mog - 25' 

Elizabeth Reilly - 23'

Lisa Dettlinger - 20'

Roger Just - 16'

Kelly King - 14'

Heather Robertson - 13'

Bill Ridge - 12'

Fred Benincasa - 6.5'

Sunday, July 26, 2020

50th Annual World Championship Dainty Contest 2020

The SACC is proud to present the 50th Annual World Championship Dainty Contest.
Even though this is an outdoor event, we knew that social distancing would be hard on a narrow Schnitzelburg street. Ultimately, we decided that it would be best to alter the event so that we can celebrate its 50th year while protecting the players and volunteers that make this event possible.
The Dainty will still be held on the last Monday in July (the 27th). The event will begin at 5 pm.
Here is what is changing:
- The event will be held at Germantown Baseball in the parking lot
- No spectators
- Masks will be required and strict social distancing will be enforced
- There will be no vendors (this includes beer!)
- The event will be streamed on Facebook Live and we will have a colorful cast of commentators for the event.
How can you play?
There are 50 spots available in honor of the 50th year of Dainty.
Signups will still be limited to players who are 45 and older. There are spots for reserves/alternates in case one of the original 50 registrants is not be able to compete.
Players can register at the following link:

This certainly isn't how we wanted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this cherished event, but we hope that you understand why modifications were necessary: The SACC wants you all to stay healthy so you can all make it to the 51st Annual World Championship Dainty Contest in 2021. 🙂
Do you have what it takes to be the 50th Dainty World Champion?
Dainty Rules:
-Must be 45 years or older to play
-You cannot sign up prior to the event; playing order is the determined on a first come basis
-Three "strikes" and you are out. One strike = any contact of the bat with the Dainty
-Players may only use one arm
-The contestant to hit the dainty the furthest within bounds will be crowned the winner, given eternal glory, and receive a trophy.
-The contestant who hits the dainty the shortest distance will receive the traditional basket of lemons
Proceeds from the Dainty will benefit the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council and the Little Sisters of the Poor.


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March Newsletter

The SACC March newsletter is now available!

Please note that all March and April events have been cancelled. Unfortunately, we were not able to update the newsletter by the time a decision was reached. Please disregard the events listed on the attached and enjoy the rest of the newsletter which has other important information as well.

Now, more than ever, it is important to come together as a community. Keep your distance, wash your hands, stay home as much as possible, and check in on those at risk in our community, especially elderly and disabled folks. Whether it is running an errand or lending some toilet paper, even a small gesture can have a huge impact.

During these uncertain times, we are all faced with financial hardships, but our hourly workers, service industry workers, and small businesses are most at risk. During this time, please consider purchasing a gift card or making a donation to one or some of your favorite local businesses. Also, while you aren't able to dine-in, you can still purchase food for take-out at many great local establishments, which includes:
  • The Post
  • Monnik
  • Tim Tam Tavern/Danny Macs Pizza
  • Four Pegs
  • Couvillion
  • Check's Cafe
  • Eiderdown
  • El Nopal
Hope everyone is staying safe and watch our for your family, friends, and neighbors. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

February Newsletter & Neighborhood Meeting

The second month into the new year means the second SACC newsletter of the new year! Check out the February newsletter now.

In case you missed it, here is the January newsletter.

Don't forget that our first neighborhood meeting of the year will be Monday, February 24th at 7 pm at St. Elizabeth's. We will be serving delicious snacks from Couvillion and our featured speaker will be representatives from Gresham Smith, the design firm heading the Eastern Parkway redesign project.

Over the last year, the project's team conducted a study of Eastern Parkway, from Crittenden Drive to Cherokee Park, gathered public comments, and analyzed traffic data from the corridor. The project seeks to improve usability, connect sidewalks, create bike lanes, and resolve congestion issues, all while preserving the tree canopy on the Olmsted designed parkway.

Plans include reconfiguring intersections and adding roundabouts. The plans were unveiled to the public at a meeting on Tuesday, January 28th.

You can read more about the project in this WDRB article.






Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Tree Planting - SATURDAY, 12/7


Louisville Grows is partnering with the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council for their largest tree planting yet! Volunteers will plant 266 trees on Saturday, December 7th in and around Schnitzelburg.

Volunteers have spent the last few months canvassing the neighborhood, looking for homes for all the trees. The trees are native Kentucky species and are absolutely free to recipients.

Before the Saturday, underground utilities will be marked and the trees will be staged.

On Saturday, volunteers and Citizen Foresters will gather at AmVets Post 9 on South Shelby Street at 8 am to be sorted into planting groups. Each group will be responsible for planting around 10 trees.

At least 250 volunteers will participate in the planting on Saturday, but are still about 50 short of reaching our volunteer goal. We need YOU on that day! If you are interested in volunteering to make our neighborhood a greener and healthier place, please click here to sign up.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Louisville Grows will also provide gloves. We ask that volunteers wear appropriate clothing for the weather and close-toed shoes. You will definitely want to wear something that you don't mind getting dirty!

This will be Schnitzelburg's 3rd time being selected for a Louisville Grow's tree planting. In November 2017, volunteers planted 181 trees in Schnitzelburg!

We hope to see on Saturday!

Volunteers from the last Louisville Grows Schnitzelburg planting in 2017.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

2019 #1 Citizen: Mary Allgeier

Congratulations to Mary Allgeier on being named the 2019 Schnitzelburg #1 Citizen!

Mary Allgeier receiving the #1 Citizen Award. Also picture: SACC President Ron Bolton

Mary was unanimously elected by a subcommittee of the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council after being nominated by two individuals.

Here is one of those nominations:
Mary Hulsman Allgeier is a Louisville native and a life-long community advocate and volunteer. She grew up with her family on Mulberry Street in Schnitzelburg and attended Saint Elizabeth. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1955. She married Cyril Allgeier and moved to Camp Taylor area. They raised six children. Two of them and Cyril have passed away. 
She has been very active in Holy Family Parish for many years. She volunteers at their annual picnic, cleans the inside of the church, irons for the church, and is an Eucharistic Minister there. She recently helped with their Health Fair. 
Mary is an active volunteer with the local Democratic party. She volunteers at the Democratic Headquarters and is President of the Democratic Women's Club that meets at the All Wool Club. Mary has served two consecutive terms as President. She also regularly attends state meetings and conventions and the annual Wendell Ford dinner. She helps low income Democrats attend these events. She organizes an annual paper shredding event to raise money for a graduating high school senior to have a small college scholarship. She organizes voter registration tables. Did you see her at the Dainty contest? She had water and soft drinks and voter registration forms! 
I have heard that Mary ran the concession stand at the ball park near the Louisville Zoo. I bet she was always there and had a smile on her face in rain and hot weather. 
She retired from working at Heimerdinger Cutlery in Saint Matthews. Mary was a hard worker there too. I heard she was a WLKY TV Bell Award Winner. I didn't know her yet then. 
Many have told me that Mary was "the great woman behind her husband." But, I think she is a great citizen every day! Mary is a wonderful role model and mentor. She encourages young women to join the Emerge Class to learn how to run for public office. I am pleased to nominate Mary Hulsman Allgeier for this prestigious award.

Mary is also a leader in the Democratic Woman’s Club of Kentucky and was honored with the DWCK Rose Award in 1999 and the Joyce Compton Award in 2017.

Being such a committed Democrat, the dignitaries attending the Dinner knew Mary well and had wonderful stories to share of her commitment and kindness.

We thank Mary for all of her contributions to Schnitzellburg and the greater Louisville community. We couldn't have found a more deserving person to receive this award.

Thank you to all who attended the dinner, to the local businesses who donated door prizes and raffle items, Eiderdown for providing such a delicious dinner, and to all the volunteers who made the dinner possible.


Friday, October 4, 2019

October Newsletter + Movie Night

The October Newsletter is here! It's full of all the wonderful things such as our event calendar, a wealth of information on short-term rentals and the rules for them, and the history of Sylvia Street.

We're entering into the fourth month in our membership year (we run on a fiscal calendar - July to June). Don't forget to renew your membership today! Find more information on our Membership page.

The 2019 #1 Citizen Dinner is just around the corner (November 14th)! If you know of someone who is a vital member of the Schnitzelburg community and deserves some recognition, nominate them today!

Also, tomorrow night, Saturday, October 5th is our 6th Annual Movie Night!

Bring your friendly little ghosts to Dairy Del on Saturday, October 5th to watch a movie under the stars.

We will have a bouncy house (4-7:30) and candy for the kids. Dairy Del will even be creating a special sweet treat for one night only!

The event will start at 7 and the movie will start at 8.

FAQs:

Will there be seating?

There will be 10 picnic tables available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to bring chairs and blankets so you can be sure to have a seat.

Wasn't it cold last year?

It was quite chilly and that's why we moved movie night to an earlier weekend in October. We're hoping for warmer weather, but not too warm so that you can't cuddle up under a blanket with your sweeties.

Will food and drink be available?

Yes. Dairy Del will have food and drink available for purchase.

What is Casper about and what is it rated?

Casper came out in 1995 and is rated PG. Casper is the story about a paranormal expert and his daughter who bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed, but just make sure that they are friendly and quiet. You may want to leave them at home so they aren't a distraction. : )

Additional questions? Email jennifer@schnitzelburg.org


Thursday, September 12, 2019

September Newsletter & Events

Check out the September SACC newsletter! It has a lot of interesting content, including the history of beer gardens/biergartens in our area. Have you ever heard or sang the Schnitzelbank song? It's a real banger.


As usual, autumn is a busy time in Schnitzelburg and we are excited for everything in store!

This Saturday is full of activity from morning to evening. The day starts at 8 am with a community wide yard sale followed by the Flea Off Market on Hickory at 11 am then the Fall Walk begins at 6 pm.



Interested in participating in the yard sale? It's simple, just pitch a store in your yard on Saturday! We have already put up signs advertising for the neighborhood-wide yard sale, but it may be helpful if you put a sign on your corner so people driving know to cruise down your block!

Germantown's 4th Annual Oktoberfest Block Party returns on Friday, September 27th from 5-10PM, located on Goss Ave. 

SACC's 6th Annual Movie Night also returns to Dairy Del on Saturday, October 5th. We will be showing Casper (movie starts at 8) and we are excited to see all you friendly ghosts in October!



Manual High School has provided us with a the list of all events happening at Manual Stadium for the remainder of 2019 so neighbors can anticipate when activity will be happening in the area:





Monday, August 5, 2019

49th Annual World Championship Dainty Contest Recap


Congratulations to Steve King the winner of the 49th Annual World Championship Dainty Contest with a score of 114.5 feet. Jody Prestigiacomo had the honor of the shortest score of just one centimeter.

Thank you to all who played and attended, including those who stayed through the rain.

Schnitzelburg's famous street game of German origin is played with a wooden peg pointed on both ends and a long wooden stick.

Participants must be at least 45 years old and you can only use one arm to swing. The person sending the peg the longest distance gets a trophy. The person sending the peg the shortest distance gets a basket of lemons.


James Gunnoe, owner of NachBar and Eiderdown, taking a whack at the Dainty.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

June Newsletter

Click here for the June SACC newsletter.

Meet Michelle Kurland with HomePage Realty, learn the history of the property that is now the 21st Amendment Tavern, and make your own Schnitzelburg Mad Lib! 

Congratulations to a successful Schnitzelburg History Walk and Germantown Schnitzelburg Blues Fest. Hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather and fun in Schnitzelburg this past weekend.