It was a special day for the place: Hirschbach, the small, busy district of the Kirchdorf community, celebrated its 1200th anniversary.
Kirchdorf / Hirschbach
Kirchdorf / Hirschbach
- It was pleasant temperatures that accompanied the special day in the small town of Hirschbach. The service on the occasion of the 1200th anniversary took place outdoors on the large meadow next to the Hirschbacher Sankt-Pankratius-Kirche. Pastor Hermann Schlicker gave an appealing sermon, the church choir accompanied the festive service with music. Three communion children from Hirschbach had dressed themselves up for the intercessions: They asked for the preservation of the colorful nature of the place and for “that we are and will always be a good village community”.
Mayor Uwe Gerlsbeck also received special praise for the three organizers, Regina Elzenbeck, Stefan Springer and Beat Bühler. The head of the congregation was particularly impressed by the open-air church service: "You keep noticing how idyllic Hirschbach is when the pastor preaches a sermon here in the open."
It became particularly interesting when the former pastoral consultant Beat Bühler took the floor: He presented excerpts from the document that documented the establishment of the place and let the village community share in his enormous historical knowledge: "Originally the village was once called 'Hiruzpah', which is derived from the Old High German word 'Hiruz' ”, Bühler explained to the village community present. Hiruz - the deer. The place was mentioned for the first time in a document dated April 28, 821. “On this day, the owner named Isangrim died at the aristocratic court at Hiruzpah”, Beat Bühler gave the guests an insight into the birth of the place.
In a short speech, Stefan Springer and Regina Elzenbeck explained their intention with the 1200 year celebration: "The idea matured over the winter and something should emerge that will last." Place. Thematically they were divided into five areas: the history of the place, village renewal and floods, youth and social events, agriculture in transition and the church. The food banks were partially financed with funds from the regional budget. The residents of Hirschbach contributed the largest part to the memorial plaques: "Everyone was looking for memories at home, looking for photos or writing down old stories," says Regina Elzenbeck."Thanks to the commitment of the village community, walkers can now follow the history of our place on the various boards."
After the open-air service and a look back at the development of the idyllic village, almost the entire village community came together on the farm of the local Siebler family.
There everyone celebrated a village festival together.
"The day brought the Hirschbach community a lot closer together," said Stefan Springer, summarizing the successful festival day.