"My Town and Yours" Thoughts and Observations of Mark Lange
by Mark Lange,posted Aug 9 2013 7:49AM
From the beginning of the Vincennes Germanfest, Ralph Ruppel was the public driving force. He not only wanted to raise money for the Christian Education Foundation and Vincennes Catholic Schools, but raised interest in our German Heritage. With a lot of help from others and a lot of support from the community he did both. Not many communities have as fun a Beerfest as Vincennes and very few communities our size support Catholic Education like we do in Vincennes.
It took a real man to walk around in those Lederhosen promoting the event, but he did it and more. Ralph was one of the public guiding forces in the Sister Cities Program and spent a lot of time for so many other projects.
Hold a mug up for Ralph tonight or tomorrow - or better yet make a toast both nights.