Many members of the Rochester German-American community were disturbed by the recent vandalism to the Goethe memorial which is located in Highland Park. The memorial was erected there in 1950 thru the efforts on many donors and the Federation of German American Societies Inc.

The theft was reported and commented on in several D& C  newspaper articles, the week of July 23rd.

At it’s monthly meeting on July 27 the Officers and Delegates discussed the matter and moved to initiate a fund raising effort to help provide a replacement, although exactly what it will be wasn’t decided at this time. Regardless, funds will be needed even if the bust is found it likely has been damaged.

Fund raising will  begin at the upcoming German Fest taking place on August 7th(4 to 11pm) & 8th(12noon to 11pm) at the Spencerport Fire’s Field. Any and all donations will be appreciated.