Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WEATHER FORECAST: CLEAR AND WARM

Weatherwise, things look great for the Oregon's Alpenfest weekend. There's a little rain in the forecast for Sept. 17-18, then a warming, clearing trend for our festival. We couldn't be happier.

The beer is brewed and waiting to be poured. The bratwursts and sauerkraut are crafted. Our musicians are ready to head to Wallowa County from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Everything is arranged for a weekend of great polka music, beer, bratwurst and Gemutlichkeit!

And don't forget that Randy and Ashley Thull will be here from Wisconsin to teach you to dance the polka.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

NOW'S THE TIME TO VOLUNTEER AND GET A FREE ADMISSION TICKET

Here's your chance for a free admission to one of our shows. We have about 35 volunteers and need another 35 or so to stage Oregon's Alpenfest successfully. Everyone who volunteers gets a free ticket.

Opportunities include setup of chairs and tables, decorating, food service, safety and security, assisting performers and just assistance.

To volunteer or ask questions, contact Alpenmeister Chuck Anderson, alpenmeister@znet.com, 541-426-ALPS or 541-398-1096.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EDELWEISS INN GETS ROOF REPAIRS

In preparation for the 36th edition of Oregon's Alpenfest, roof repairs got under way Tuesday, Aug. 26, on the Edelweiss Inn at Wallowa Lake, traditional home of our performances.

The owners of the Wallowa Lake Tramway, who also own the Edelweiss, hired a contractor from La Grande to patch leaks in the roof of the nearly century-old building.