Short work: Stefan Nieland is new king on the 155th
Borkener Zeitung, May 7, 2005
Diana Föcking reins at his side / A young
(git). The St. Walburga shooters made short work of
the bird shooting match (Schützenfest ) in Holthausen-Blecking.
It lasted only about one hour, and then the new king was certain:
Stephan Nieland (31) shot the last remaining wooden bird from
its support surprisingly early with the 155th shot. He declared
Diana Föcking (24) as his queen. Thus a young throne takes
over the reign in Holthausen-Blecking.
Photo caption: The St. Walburga Rifle
Club Holthausen-Bleking has a young throne in the royal pair,
Stefan Nieland and Diana Föcking Click
image to enlarge
In the entourage were: Michael
Raida and Stefanie Printing, Michael Sieverding and Yvonne Deppe,
Markus Böing and Sandra Sühling, Frank Sühling
und Melanie Todtenhaupt, Carsten Deppe and Julia Bünte, Markus
Eichhorn and Nicole Pössel, Norbert Roßkamp and Bettina
Printing and Rudolf Kleining and Susanne Steverding.
Because of the unstable weather
the shooters shot from the tent. That didn't affect the atmosphere,
though. On the contrary, after the reigning king and queen opened
the competition it proceeded blow by blow. As serious contenders
for becoming the new king, Norbert Roßkamp, Markus Heidemann
and Stefan Nieland gave the officers an exciting finish. Stefan
Nieland had luck on his side. Early on Frank Sühling secured
the apple. President Bernhard Effing-Tenk shot down the scepter;
Hubert Haselhoff shot a wing.
Even though the weather wasn't
so great, so goes their motto: "at Holthausen-Bleking you
always have a nice celebration." At the opening ceremony
on Wednesday, the organizers were very pleased with the full house.
At Mass in the clubhouse, Pastor Karl Terhorst spoke about peace
and quizzed the flag officers on whether they knew what was written
on their flags. At the Sunday morning get together President Bernhard
Effing-Tenk honored the still reigning king Herbert Deppe for
being an officer for 30 years. Yesterday Johannes Steverding was
honored: He has been the organizer of the shooting for 25 years.
The shooting match celebration ended with a great coronation ball.
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