This June, Lancaster Liederkranz members of the Alpenrose Schuhplattlers traveled to the 2018 Gautrachtenfest in Germany. The Gautrachtenfest is a four-day event that was full of music, parades,local tours, and fests. The Gauverband Nordamerika hosted the Bayerischer Löwe “Bavarian Lion” inHaldenwang, Germany. It is described by participating groups as the “Plattler World Cup.” LancasterLiederkranz’s Autumn Zodet placed first in the Einzelpreisplatteln at the Gauverband Nordamerika2017 Gaufeste, in Buffalo, NY, which allowed her to compete in this elite competition. Under the directionof Paul and Barbi Stanavage, Autumn practiced diligently over the past year with her partner, Tanner Beck. Her performance earned her 10th place among the best schuhplattlers in the world. Another highlight ofthe event included an Ehrentänze, “Honor Dance” performed by Tanner Beck, Paul Stanavage, Autumn Zodet, and Avery Zodet, representing the Alpenrose Schuhplatters and the Lancaster Liederkranz. The group also participated in the Gauplattler, Fronleichman “Corpus Christi” procession, and marched withthe Gauverband Nordamerika in the Festumzug, a parade with over 3,000 participants.