Family-friendly German Fest took to The Grove picnic grounds on Friday and Saturday, drawing children, food-lovers, and beer-drinkers in a celebration of German heritage and culture. Fred Leinweber, one of the organizers, reported total attendance for the two-day fest to be about 2,000 people. The German food hut sold over 700 brats, 600 thuringers, 200 hot dogs, 400 schnitzels, 120 pounds of sauerkraut and 100 pounds of red cabbage. Smiling faces were as evident as full bellies, along with live music, children’s activities and local nonprofits, adding up to a wholesome German celebration.