Steuben Day Observation Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity
The Steuben Day Observation Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving German-American Heritage & Pride.
The Association is comprised of dedicated volunteers from various German-American clubs in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas. The Lancaster Liederkranz is a member of the Association.
The Association sponsors the annual German-American Steuben Parade in Philadelphia to commemorate the contributions of General Friedrich Wilhelm Von Steuben. Von Steuben was responsible for the training of the Continental Army at Valley Forge and aided the American Colonies to win the Revolutionary War. Steuben's Revolutionary War Drill Manual is still the basis of today's United States Military's training.
German Day is another of the various German-American events sponsored by the Association. German Day is an annual fund raising event held in June at one of the Philadelphia area German clubs. The Association's Kornbluemen Konigin (Cornflower Queen) of Philadelphia and her Court is presented at this event. The Queen and her Court represent the Association in the Steuben Day Parades in Philadelphia and New York as well as other events and functions throughout the area and also in Germany.
Our club has had 7 Miss Lancaster Liederkranz representatives on the Kornblumen Königen Court; with 2 crowned queen: Kristina Simon, court 2017/18; Katie Coons, court 2012/13; Chelsea Parks, court 2011/12; Allison Markow, queen 2009/10; Elise Fasnacht, queen 2008/09; Monika Klein-King, court 2003/04 and Christa Stoll-Feister, court 1990/91.
The Lancaster Liederkranz is proud to be involved with The Steuben Day Observation Association of Philadelphia and its efforts to preserve and promote German-American history, heritage, and ethnic pride.
Lancaster Liederkranz representatives of the Miss German-America of Philadelphia Kornblumen Königin:
Professional photographs by Talbot Photography, Lancaster, PA
Kristina Simon, Miss LLK & 1st Prinzessin Kornblumen Court, 2017/18
Katie Coons, Miss LLK and German-America Kornblumen Konigin, 2013/14
Chelsea Parks, Miss LLK & 2nd Prinzessin Kornblumen Court, 2011/12
Allison Markow, Miss LLK & Miss German-America Kornblumen Konigin 2009/10
Elise Fasnacht, Miss LLK & Miss German-America Kornblumen Konigin 2008/09
Monika Klein-King, Miss LLK & Kornblumen Konigin Court 2003/04
Christa Stoll-Feister, Miss LLK & Miss German-America Kornblumen Court 1990/91
Lancaster Liederkranz Preserving German music, song, dance, language, customs, and culture since 1880.