On Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., the 61st Annual Llano River Valley German Hymnfest will be held at the Art United Methodist Church, located on Texas Highway 29, 7 miles east of Mason, Texas. The service is held annually to celebrate the faith of the early German settlers in the Llano River Valley, and to preserve the inspiration of German hymns. These occasions are sponsored by the Trinity United Methodist Church of Castell, the Hilda Methodist Church, the First United Methodist Church of Mason, and the Art United Methodist Church on a rotating basis. Whether you speak German or not, you are welcome to come a make a joyful noise to the glory of God. The program will be followed by a kaffeklatsch (refreshments). Any person wishing to contribute to the program can contact Stephen Mutschink at 325-347-5638.