Press Release January 28, 2014
Best Year Ever for Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market
On February 5, 2014 the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market Committee will be distributing the proceeds from the December 2013 event.
This year we saw attendance soar to over 18,000 to the delight of vendors and shoppers alike. Spectators were delighted with the fabulous selection of quality merchants to do some Christmas shopping or stroll the boardwalk enjoying mulled Gluhwein or a German Beer with their bratwurst.
This was the 12th year of the Market and we continue to see expansion of vendors, entertainment and authentic German food again this year. The Lake Mohawk Country Club has embraced the market and utilized further real estate down the boardwalk area as well as indoor space in the Ballroom and the Papoose room for vendors to sell their quality wares. The entertainment venues were both indoors and outdoors as visitors were serenaded by various local groups lakeside.
2013 Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market Donations to Charities and Supporting Organizations
United Way of Sussex County $2000
First Presbyterian Church of Sparta – Food Bank $2000
DASI – Domestic Abuse Services, Inc $750
Partnership for Social Services $750
Meals on Wheels $750
Samaritan Inn $750
Karen Ann Quinlan Memorial Foundation $750
Coupons for the Community $1000
Manna House $750
Sussex County Arts Council $750
Center for Prevention and Counseling $750
Birth Haven $1000
Lenape Valley Regional High School – German Language Dept $300
NORWESCAP First Book $750
In-Kind Awards Recognized:
Squires of Columbus
Knights of Columbus
Boy Scout Troop # 82
German Language School of Morris County
Total Direct Donations – $15,050
In-Kind Awards – $3400
Total Donations for 2013 – $18,450
Since the Market was started in 2001, over $131,000 has been donated back to the local community. Volunteers, local organizations and Corporate Sponsors are an integral part of the success of the Market and we would like to thank all of them for their much appreciated participation. It is now the largest Christmas Market in the state of New Jersey, and with the continued help from our Corporate Sponsors, Bayer HealthCare, Eastern Propane, Newton Medical Center, and Lake Mohawk Country Club, the Market continues to grow as we continue to expand in future years. A big thank you to all of our additional sponsors and volunteers that donate their time, money and effort to make this event a success!