Volunteer to join the Christkindlmarkt excitement! The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is a 501C3 nonprofit and we need volunteers to help!
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Ages 15-18 are also welcome to volunteer with parental permission.
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The Christkindlmarkt Essay Contest is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in our community, and carry the honor of bringing a popular German tradition to Carmel.
The Christkind is a well-known symbol of Christmas in German speaking countries. As the tradition goes, the Christkind angel delivers Christmas presents and a Christmas tree to German children on Christmas Eve, without being seen.
In Germany, the Christkind starts the Christmas season by opening the famous Nuernberger Christkindlmarkt. Our Christkind shares Christmas cheer with guests throughout the Carmel Christkindlmarkt by welcoming visitors, giving candy and gifts, and taking photos with market-goers. Our Christkind also participates in special events and media activities throughout the season.
German immigrants have brought many traditions with them to their new homeland in the Midwest.
Write a 500-word essay about how German immigrants influenced the culture of Indiana.
You may choose to focus on a specific individual or group having distinct German heritage.
Please submit a pdf of your cover page and essay with the subject "Christkind Contest" to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 5th.