The community was invited to attend a meeting Aug. 10 for planning and generating ideas for future GermanFest leadership.  
Rhae Werner has organized the annual festival with assistance from a committee over the last 10 years, and she has stepped down from the position effective for the 2018 GermanFest.
Fifteen attendees came to the meeting at the library. There were discussions a variety of topics including date, location, new activities, and rearranging the timing of some events.  Chairs are needed for several of the events, and an overall chairperson (or chairpersons) is still needed.
They plan to meet on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. moving forward. Anyone with questions, a desire to help, or ideas can contact Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Gigstad at 402-525-5131.