Gruenau German settlers organized a Turnverein, or athletic club, and a Schuetzen Verein, or shooting club, about 1897, and a brass band sometime in the early 1890s. The community's club hall, built in 1900, was also used for dances and for the rifle team activities; contests with neighboring communities became major events, including feasts, dances, and the crowning of a Schuetzen-Koenig, or king of the riflemen.
We lost our hall in January 2007 to fire, but it has since been rebuilt and is used twice a year for our feast! We also have it available to rent for events.
Our organization is looking for new members!! Contact us on how to become a member.
We appreciate all our members and the help they give for each feast and other events.
Interested in renting our hall? Send us a e-mail or call (361) 816-7200