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SwissView – Time to Yodel!


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Get your Swiss on!

Friends, it is time to yodel. Our area has a very active Swiss Club many local people with Swiss heritage. There will be big horns, lederhosen, dirndls, accordion, dancers, youth choir, Swiss food and drink and an international Swiss experience.

The festival is a four-day event that begins with a Welcome Reception Thursday evening, June 22nd at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center in Modesto, CA. The Grand Concert will take place on Friday, June 23rd, at the Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rodgers Theater, featuring approximately 250 singers from the eleven participating societies of the Pacific Coast and Canada. Saturday, June 24th the Folk Festival will be held at the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club in Ripon at 10:45 a.m. There will be food and liquid refreshments available for purchase, Lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. The Mitchell Gander – Ron Scheiber Orchestra will be playing dance music in the hall from 7:00-11:30pm and outside in the patio area we will have the Amibuebe Schwyzerörgeli Trio (3 gentlemen playing a typical Swiss button accordion). The four-day festival will conclude Sunday, June 25th with the Grand Banquet at the Modesto Convention Center, adjacent to the Doubletree Hotel in Modesto.

Modesto Olympian Suzy Powell Roos is part of this Swiss society and will be a key part of these festivities. The festival Festival President is Heidi Betschart. For more details and updates, please check out the website at www.swisssongfest2017.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
Welcome Reception-Doubletree Hotel, Modesto, CA
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
Grand Concert, Gallo Center for the Arts, Modesto, CA
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
Folk Festival, San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club, Ripon, CA
SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017
Ecumenical Church Service and Grand Banquet, Modesto Convention Center, Modesto, CA

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