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DMEHA at Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair

Look for the Des Moines European Heritage Association at Global Citizenship Day at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Global Citizenship Day recognizes multicultural organizations in Iowa—and brings educational demonstrations, performances, activities and more to the Iowa State Fair. Find us in the 4-H Exhibits Building. We’ll be ready to help kiddos (and adults) craft paper ornaments and to chat about our upcoming signature event—Christkindlmarket Des Moines! It’s Des Moines’ first European-style Christmas market, complete with traditional wooden vendor stalls, German foods, warm mulled wine, and handcrafted gifts to buy.

We hope to see you at the fair!

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySara Diekelmann

Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino | Vendor Stall Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino is a Vendor Stall Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016! Their generous donation will help fund wooden vendor stalls—a must-have for a traditional European-style Christmas market.

Prairie Meadows is Iowa’s premier spot to watch horse racing and play a round of blackjack. Make a night of it and stay for free live music (see their event calendar) and good eats. Choose from fine dining establishments and low-key cafes. There’s something for everyone. The hardest part is deciding which horse to bet on.Prairie Meadows Logo

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySara Diekelmann

Iowa Sister States | Gold Sponsor

Thank you to Iowa Sister States for becoming a Gold Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016!

Iowa Sister States is a non-profit organization with a mission we love: to grow Iowa’s relationships with our nine sister cities and regions around the world. The group, made up of mostly volunteers, organizes exchange programs and scholarships for Iowans to visit or study in our sister states, such as Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan and Veneto Region, Italy. Locals from those regions can experience life (and college) here, too. The organization also offers programs to educate Iowans about international farming, business, culture, and more.

Want to get involved? Volunteer to host foreign exchange students, translate, or transport visitors.

“People-to-people exchanges change the world by changing one person at a time.” – iowasisterstates.org

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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The Travel Center, Ltd | Silver Sponsor

We are excited to announce that The Travel Center, Ltd is a Silver Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016!

Need help planning your next family vacay, couple’s retreat, or girlfriend getaway? The Travel Center, Ltd. has got you covered. Owner Rick South, Jr. is an expert on Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Asia, and many destinations across the United States. Booking through them takes away the stress of planning, so all you have to do is explore and enjoy.

Check out their current promotions. May we suggest a Viking River Cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers with stops in Holland, Germany, Austria, and more? Sounds like a trip of a lifetime.

To book, call 515-287-3170 or 800-383-4444 or shoot an email to info@ttcdsm.com. You can also stop in their office at 5805 Fleur Drive Des Moines. Happy travels!

 

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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