European Deli – Bringing specialty German brands to the United States

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Written By: Samantha Hart Many components come together to make every parade season special and new while honoring traditions. Fostering community is the most important (and in my opinion, the best) part of the Steuben Parade. In preparation for the 2018 parade season I have been chatting with our sponsors for some participant insights. One […]

Heidi Lechner – Miss German-America 1993

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Twenty-five years ago in 1993, Heidi Lechner was crowned Miss German-America.  She applied after graduating from the University of Massachusetts, majoring in German, and wanted to put her  language and cultural skills to good use, along with honoring her family’s heritage and their involvement in the Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester. Heidi’s favorite part of her […]

Kathryn Pando – 2008 Princess


The German/Austrian-American culture has always been special for Kathryn Pando, a Princess in the 2008 Miss German-America Court. She learned about the Steuben Parade through her classmate, now Vice Chairlady, Nicole Radske-Miskiewicz, when they were members of the German Club at St. Francis Prep in Queens. Kathryn, now a lawyer, still enjoys participating in the […]

Kristina Kren – Miss German-America 2013


Kristina Kren always knew she wanted to be crowned Miss German-America ever since she was ten years old and a Junior Princess in the Steuben Parade. In fact, she’s been a member of the German-American community since birth; her grandparents immigrated from Germany and immediately became involved. She grew up as a member of the […]