Oct 24, 2019
Gary Schettle
La Crosse Area German Relations Association (LAGRA)

The La Crosse Area German Relations Association, Inc. (LAGRA) mission is to foster a productive international relationship with our Partner City, Friedberg, Germany, to increase awareness of our area’s German heritage, and to promote the study of German culture and language in area schools. Their vision is to be recognized as a leading organization honoring La Crosse’s German heritage, and facilitating the many relations between the Greater La Crosse Area and Germany.

Some of their activities include:

  • Welcoming &/or hosting Germans from Friedberg, our Sister City in Bavaria
  • Assisting with setting up tours for visiting Germans
  • Adult delegations to Friedberg  
  • German Heritage Day activities for students at the Northside Oktoberfest grounds
  • Lincoln Middle School’s annual Oktoberfest dinner & entertainment 
  • 3rd graders at Northwoods Elementary International School have a partner class in Friedberg 
  • Fundraising & supporting both Central’s and Logan’s high school German exchanges
  • Helping in the German Garden at Riverside Park
  • Providing La Crosse area products for the annual Christmas Market in Friedberg

Read more about Friedberg. Read a news story about a delegation from Friedberg.