If you have some German ancestory, you'll want to celebrate "German-American Day" in Utica this Thursday. I'm 1/4 German heritage, as my maternal Grandfather was of German extraction and a proud member of the Utica Maennerchor. Check out some of Thursday's special events.

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According to uticamaennerchor.com:

"October 3, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM Location: Utica City Hall Event Description: Flag raising of American and German flags will commemorate the arrival of the first group of Germans settlers to reach American shores 330 years ago.

A Liederabend (German and American sing-along) will take place at 6 PM with a ham and cabbage dinner at the Utica Maennerchor, 5535 Flanagan Road in Marcy. Song booklets will be provided to enhance participation and celebration of 330 years in America."

For more information, call: (315) 735-5882

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