Tomball German Xmas Market Festival: volunteer and earn extra credit!

The Tomball German Christmas Market Festival will be held in Old Town Tomball near the Historic Train Depot from Friday, Dec. 8, to Sunday, Dec. 10. The THS German program volunteers at the festival every year, as I serve on the Festival Committee and am a strong proponent of celebrating our area's German heritage and Sister City relationship with Telgte, Germany. The festival hours are: Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. The THS German program helps the festival with several important tasks; students and I run a Festival Information Booth with Lost and Found, hand out programs to festival patrons, run the Shuttle Drop-Off/Pick-Up site, and will also run a Kids' Craft Zone (new this year). In addition to student volunteers, I am also seeking parent volunteers this year due to the additional responsibilities we have taken on for this festival. For students, there are many perks to volunteering; volunteer hours count toward an honor cord for 160 volunteer hours at graduation, and volunteer hours can also be listed on college and job applications. Additionally, students can also earn 1 point of extra credit on their German semester exam for each hour they volunteer up to a maximum of 5 points for 5 hours. Students can sign up in class to volunteer for specific hours on specific days. Parents, if you are interested in volunteering, please email me at More information about the festival can be found on the festival website: