Gransee Festival for Children and Citizens: Bright faces and happy children despite the rain – Gransee celebrates without admiration


STATE OF EMERGENCY FRIDAY EVENING IN GRANSEE: Heavy rain flooded the Dreifelder Halle – the place where celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of Gransee’s office, municipalities and the founding of the brass fire brigade 25 years ago were due to end.

Office manager Frank Steig recalled the founding and early days of the office in the 1990s in front of many guests during the ceremony. Browse projects and challenges.

Fewer employees but more work to do

He was pleased with the possibility of raising 35 million euros to finance the renovation of the old town alone, as well as to improve public life in Grancy. Stig pointed out that if we add the funds invested privately, one can assume that the actual investment amount is far more than 35 million euros.



Children on the way to victory: As part of the sporting activities, it was ensured that there were no losers. The best also received real certificates and medals.
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The entire road network and all public squares, including the media, have been renovated with a €12.8 million funding, a factor not to be underestimated when it comes to the appearance of the old town.

The head of the office drew attention to the state of the personnel: in 2003, the office had 59 employees (52 full-time positions) in the primary administration and 64 in the day care center. The ratio is completely reversed, today there are 47 (43 full-time jobs) to 115 (in daycare centres).


Sure enough, the celebration became the party everyone had hoped for despite the unfavorable omens: Frank Steig and Karen Schroeder.

Sure enough, the celebration became the party everyone had hoped for despite the unfavorable omens: Frank Steig and Karen Schroeder.
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“Nevertheless, we worked with all our might and with your help to improve and beautify the living environment in the villages and in the city of Grancy,” he stressed. This immediately became understandable the day after the public celebration.

Over a thousand residents of Grancy and guests celebrate

Rumors initially spread on social media: the Children’s and Citizens’ Festival in Grancy’s Youth Square would collapse, Roof Garden was canceled and the party threatened to collapse.


Some runners and gymnasts from SV Eintracht Gransee have made sports competitions possible.  They spared no effort to give the kids a nice and active day.

Some runners and gymnasts from SV Eintracht Gransee have made sports competitions possible. They spared no effort to give the kids a nice and active day.
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None of that was true. Karen Schroeder, division chief at the Children and Youth Bureau, Education Centers and Daycare and Director of the Celebration, showed unwavering optimism, von Steg affirmed: “We will do it, we will have a wonderful day together,” she predicted. The men and women of preschool and after-school care centers have meticulously prepared everything.


Pure excitement: In the first round, the youngest met to determine the winner.

Pure excitement: In the first round, the youngest met to determine the winner.
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Likewise, the athletes from SV Eintracht Gransee. The festival began and hundreds of locals settled in the spacious square. Even if one or two small showers or drops fall from the sky, games and fun can begin.


Their hands were occupied on the weekend: the office management staff.  & quot;  trainees & quot;  But I also had a great time.

Their hands were occupied on the weekend: the office management staff. But the “interns” had a great time, too.
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The children were excited and ran sprints, threw or juggled balls, pushed small wheelbarrows, and slalom on the slalom track. They can be photographed in front of funny photo backgrounds.

A big commendation for the Volunteer Fire Department

The firefighters extended the turntable ladder to a height of up to 30 meters for the very brave. The bikes were coded by the police, and Löwen’s menu entices visitors with tasty and healthy snacks.


Warehouse staff and firefighters had to work around the clock: the office manager (second from left) praised the staff for their commitment.

Warehouse staff and firefighters had to work around the clock: the office manager (second from left) praised the staff for their commitment.
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Colorful lights, music, chime and chime announced the hustle and bustle of the neighbours. Artists entertained hundreds of guests throughout the day, and staff at Café Miran tempted visitors with coffee and cake. Finally, in the evening, they hit the “best party band in the world”, Roof Garden.


Make sure there's good sound: Bernd Guth introduced the sound system at one point and reliably pushed the controls when needed.

Make sure there’s good sound: Bernd Guth introduced the sound system at one point and reliably pushed the controls when needed.
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Meanwhile, Stege didn’t miss a heartfelt thank you to the building’s yard staff and volunteer firefighters. During the night from Friday to Saturday, they had to do an extra shift – and not only did the sports grounds be freed from all rainwater, it turned out that the basement of the Siemens school was also under water and had to be pumped.

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