Covid forces Hanover German Feast to change format

Locals hoping to secure a piece of the famous apple cake with butter sauce will once again have the chance thanks to the Hanover Historical Society’s German Fest on Sept. 26.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hanover Historical Society has announced it will still host its popular German Feast, but there will be changes.
 
The event, entering its fifth year, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. Meals will only be available by drive-thru pickup at the Aurelia Community Center and must be reserved in advance by calling the Hanover Feast Reservation Line at 712-434-5888.
 
Each meal is $20 and payments can be mailed to Hanover German Feast, 6309 20th Ave., Alta, IA 51002.
The number of meals provided this year will be limited. Each will feature traditional German fare, including sauerbraten, mashed potatoes and gravy, bratwurst and Bavarian sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, home-grown sweet corn, homemade apple sauce, cucumber salad, fresh tomatoes, home-canned beet pickles, and apple cake with butter sauce.
 
The Hanover Historical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1997. It preserves a cultural heritage and historic village in Buena Vista County located at the corner of M27 and C65. The society is sustained entirely on fundraising events, membership dues, grants and donations.