The Syracuse Chamber of Commerce continues to hold community meetings for GermanFest planning.  
Doug Beach and Penny Trueblood are acting as co-chairs, and they would like to see one more person help out in that capacity.  
In addition, volunteers are needed in a range of areas to make the annual July festival a success.
According to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Gigstad, there could be some changes in the GermanFest evening entertainment.  
In the past, there has been a street dance downtown with a beer garden.  
The committee is exploring the option of having a concert at another location in town that would begin later after RibFest and last approximately two hours.
No decisions have been made.
The next community meeting will be Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Syracuse Public Library.  All community input is welcome.
Although the chamber sees the importance in getting ahead when  planning big events, like GermanFest and Tannenbaum, the organization has other business to consider as well. The next Syracuse Chamber of Commerce event, set for Oct. 21, is “Fall in Love With Syracuse,”  a local shopping showcase event.
The Syracuse Public Library will host story time at 10 a.m., the Otoe County Museum of Memories will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for tours, Treasure Trove will serve scones and tea, many businesses will offer specials during the day.  For more information about “Fall in Love with Syracuse,” visit