(kus) The New Year's reception for the Grand Council of Frankfurt's carnival clubs and their club delegations at Mayor Feldmann's has a long tradition.
After the Prince and Princess and the President of the Honorary Senate Peter Feldmann had driven from Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz to the Römer in a carriage, the reception began at 11.11 am in front of the Kaisersaal. Peter Feldmann and Axel Heilmann, President of the Grand Council, welcomed the guests.
In a rhymed speech, the head of the city thanked the members of the associations and praised "the many good spirits of the associations" for their work. With this year's motto "Frankfurts Fastnacht ist´s die gefällt, Spaß und Tanz im Narrenzelt" and the greeting "Frankfurt Helau" his speech ended.
Axel Heilmann brought New Year's greetings and presented Feldmann with the traditional "Weck, Worscht und Woi".
As a highlight, the coveted carnival medals were awarded to deserving members of the individual carnival associations: 31 Golden "Frankfurter Adler "and "15 Roman shields to the Frankfurt Golden Eagle ".