Garrison Commander taps first keg at local fest

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U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander, Col. Glenn K. Dickenson, along with Böblingen’s Lord Mayor Wolfgang Lützner, taps the keg as part of the official opening ceremony of the City Fest Böblingen at Pestalozzihof, July 9. Photo by Carola Meusel, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office.

U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Commander, Col. Glenn K. Dickenson, tapped the keg to officially open the City Fest Böblingen at Pestalozzihof, July 9.

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Böblingen’s Lord Mayor Wolfgang Lützner along with representatives of Böblingen’s partner cities Pontoise (France) and Glenrothes (Scotland), and Col. Glenn K. Dickenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Mariano Alvarez of the USAG Stuttgart Command Team, unveil a column listing all of Böblingen’s partner cities during the opening ceremony of the City Fest, July 9. Photo by Carola Meusel, USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs Office.

Böblingen hosted the “Stadtfest,” or city fest, one of the city’s highlighted annual events.

Visitors enjoyed a crafts market all around the Schlossberg area and a flea market at Bahnhofstrasse. Live music and entertainment was also offered, and various culture clubs and associations provided food and beverages at Marktplatz, Pestalozzihof und Elbenplatz.

Throughout the weekend, youngsters enjoyed the “Lakeside Open Air Festival” with regional bands at the “Untere See,” or lake.