Siskiyou Union High School District’s German American Partnership Program hosted 27 German students and two German teachers in Weed and Mount Shasta from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10.

Five of the students went to Weed High School and 22 students went to Mount Shasta High while staying and living with local families.

GAPP is now raising funds for a planned trip to Germany on from June 12 to July 3, 2019, where they will be staying with the same students who were here, making it “a true exchange,” according to program coordinator Stacey Shoemaker.

The fundraising includes “Oktoberfest in South Siskiyou County,” featuring authentic German take-away meals on Oct. 20 prepared by Liza Wood of Lunchbox Dinners.

The pre-order meal includes two handmade bratwurst sausages, handmade German mustard, sauerkraut, German potato salad and bread. There is also a vegetarian option.

Price is $15 per person or the donation of your choice.

Also available to purchase:

Vorspeisenplatte (appetizer plate) of bread, German cheeses and fruit for $10; German chocolate cake for $5 per slice; Shasta Rain Brewing handcrafted German beer for $6 for a 22 ounce bottle.

For more information or to buy dinner tickets see any MSHS or WHS German American Partnership Program student; or go to and click on GAPP Oktoberfest Dinner to place your order; or call 530-926-2614 ext. 3030 and leave a message.