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The Eintracht Club and The Eintracht Singing Society boast a long and rich history in Lawrence County. Through the years, the German club has been active in many areas, including charity's ,entertainment and sports such as duck pin leagues, basketball, and boys and girls sports. Members maintain a presence in local parades, and  held annual picnics and stags. The Society's singing group has entertained for decades.  At the turn of the 20th century, the group met at 224 S. Diamond way until a fire destroyed most of the building.  In 1914, at the beginning of World War 1, a large meeting of German friends and families was held at the club, and the need to support the German Red Cross and needy of the fatherland was stressed.  The Ladies of the Eintracht raised money for the German organization. On July 5th, 1918, due to complaints from some residents, all German and Austrian clubs were closed indefinitely, by order of a county judge, most likely as a result of anti-German sentiment at the time, according to a brief history of the club presented by it's current president, John McCormick.  The Club reopened in 1921 and merged with the remaining members of the German Club, whose membership has dwindled, and the Eintracht Singing Society moved into Germania's building on Taylor Street. It has been there ever since.  In 1924 25 members of the society took part in Diamond Jubilee festival of the North America Saengerbund in Chicago.  These 25 men joined the Chicago Saengerbund and it's constituent societies, forming a well-drilled male chorus of 4,000 in addiction to a mixed chorus of 2,000 and a children's chorus  of 3,000.  In 1930, The Eintracht Society hosted a German Saengerfest in New Castle at the Scottish Cathedral.  About 700 singers from 17 cities performed with a 27 piece symphony orchestra.   All these years later and the society is still active.







 

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