In September we will go to the Oktoberfest at Snowbird for our chapter meeting. We enjoyed this last year. We will go as a group on September 17. If you want to carpool, we will meet at the home of Sharon White, 3285 E. Ruskin Court, Sandy, at 12noon. If you are not able to join us, Oktoberfest will start the weekend of August 20 and end October 9. The Alphorns perform at Hidden Peak each weekend at 3:15 P. M. The last tram is at 3:00 P. M. Entering Oktoberfest is free, but you have to pay to ride the tram.
Hope to see everyone!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
The next AHSGR Intermountain Chapter meeting will be August 27th. We will meet at 1:00 P.M. at the home of Shawnette Malan and Carol Harless, 10001 Hook Drive, South Jordan. Everyone will bring food to share and we will eat during the meeting. Shawnette will be the hostess.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Brett Reynolds instructed participants on the art of sausage making. His demonstration was both informative and delicious as he had many samples there for people to enjoy. All of the cooking demonstrations were held at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Other cooking classes were given on making kuchen and German noodles.
All who attended enjoyed themselves either listening to the music or dancing to the Polkatonics on Friday night. There was a large youth group there as well as other attendees, and they enjoyed learning some of the dances from those who knew them. What a great evening!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Lt. Governor of Utah welcomed everyone to Utah with his introduction in our German language. He shared his feelings on the importance of remembering our heritage and how great a sacrifice our ancestors made to ensure we could enjoy the blessings of being in the best country in the world. Mark Seely and Mel Bashore shared the historical significance of the handcart and other means of transportation in Utah's history. They shared stories about the challenges and the rewards of perseverance of reaching our goals. The last half of the welcome night entertainment was offered by Kerry Christensen who shared his talents on the accordion and Zither. His world-class singing and yodeling voice richly blessed us in a lot of our favorite songs. His talents covered many of our favorite songs of past and present.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Wow! It is day three of the convention and great things are happening. The Intermountain Chapter is working hard along with many other great volunteers. Browse through the pictures and see how things are going with registration, book store, library, vendors, and Heritage Hall. There is a raffle for the beautiful quilts. There's still time, so buy some tickets!