Congratulations to Marvin Marburger, the new Round Top Rifle Association Schützenkönig!
Marvin held off challenges from more than 30 Rifle Hall members to capture the crown of
Schützenkönig, or Shooting King,
from last year's winner, Larry Birkelbach. After the initial qualifying round, Marvin won two additional rounds to claim the title.
Congratulations to our 2014 Schützenkönig!
That evening, neighbors from far and wide came to the Hall to celebrate Marvin's victory.
The Rifle Association members entered the Hall at 6:00, circling the Hall
in their traditional march.
Marvin was then introduced to the crowd and crowned with the traditional cedar wreath.
RTRA President Michael Sacks pinned the gold Schützenkönig medal on Marvin's
chest, after which the new könig was lifted high on the shoulders of Rifle Hall members.
Next, a traditional keg of beer brought in from Germany for the event was tapped.
Marvin poured beer for all, as the tradition demands.
Read more about this 100+ year old custom...
Commemorative Rifle Awarded!
Congratulations to Michael Bartalott of Round Top.
He's the lucky winner of this beautiful Gettysburg Commemorative rifle.
The rifle was awarded in a raffle drawing held at the annual Schützenfest celebration.
Join us for New
Years Eve -- Night Shift will be playing again!
Mark your calendar for a lively and fun New Years Eve at the Round Top Rifle
Wednesday, December 31, 8:00pm - 12:30 am
Night Shift, the great band from Bellville,
is back again for a great evening. They will be playing
everything from country to rock to polkas and waltzes.
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Come in early to select your table, decorate,
and set up your refreshments. Hamburgers will be sold in the kitchen and at
midnight we'll provide complimentary black-eyed peas and cornbread.
Read more about our New Years Eve celebration...
Welcome to the Round Top Rifle Association web site!
The Round Top Rifle Association has developed this web site to share
information about the association, the historic Rifle Hall, and our special
events. We hope you'll find the site easy to use and helpful. If
you have any suggestions or feedback, we would welcome your comments!
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The historic Round Top Rifle Hall is available for special events!
Planning a wedding, family reunion, or other special event? The spacious RTRA Hall is perfect!
square feet of climate controlled interior space
• 2,400 square
feet of covered pavilion space
• 4.5 acres of tent/parking
• Kitchen/bar facilities
Information about the hall can be found here.