In the "gold village" of hellmitzheim, the weekend’s church fair celebrations were dominated by the victory achieved just a few months ago: the district of iphofen is one of the three state winners in the 26th state competition for the "gold of the year". Competition "our village has a future – our village should become more beautiful", which was extensively documented with a picture show at the burgerhaus. But there was also plenty of fun and good cheer.
The clubs had taken over the helm at the church fair, and even before the official start, the evangelical youth had been invited to a brakeman’s evening at the burgerhaus. The most conspicuous celebration in the coming days was of course the kirchweihburschen, who once again brought a "kerwa-fichte" to hellmitzheim in the forest. This did not happen without noise, but singing kirchweihlieder from the tractor trailer through the streets of the village. On saturday, the tree was then driven to the place in front of the pub and set up as in early times – namely without mechanical help with muscle power and long wooden poles.
Festivities took place at the fire station on all other days. Holger alt had also invited to his legendary party-cellar on saturday, where the funfkopfige band "black peach" played rock and pop.
Not to forget the reason why "kerwa" is actually celebrated: sunday traditionally started at 10 a.M. With the festive service in the protestant church in hellmitzheim, for which the boys had dressed up in their traditional garb. In the afternoon we went to the casual parade through the village. The funniest events in the village since the last kirchweih were depicted on specially constructed structures on tractor trailers, the hellmitzheimer kirchweihmusikanten supported the hustle and bustle.
The weather was kind to the people of hellmitzheim almost to the end: on kirchweihmonday, the finale with the youth trombone choir and the closing ceremony in the fire station was unfortunately affected by a bad weather front. But this did not diminish the mood, as in the days before, too.