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"There’s nothing like a robust German festival to kick off the fall!

A large crowd showed up Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park for an annual Bavarian-style celebration as the community devoured bratwurst, sauerkraut and schnitzel while dancing to polkas, waltzes and the all-time favorite, the chicken dance.

In an environment of lederhosen, dirndls and frothy beers served in Der Biergarten to the sounds of an ompah band, many reminisced of years spent in Munich.

“Oktoberfest got its start in Munich in October 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen,” said Cal Downey, who spent seven years in Germany. “The celebrations were repeated in subsequent years and later extended into September to take advantage of warmer weather.”

Check out Dana's report from this weekend's festivities at https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/community/oktoberfest-serves-up-old-world-fun-and-flavor/article_fe962958-36c3-11ed-90b0-0bb2441a8451.html

Memorial Day

Gold Star mother Lorraine Obregon lays a wreath for her son Pvt. Stefano Panchesin during Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in Fort Huachuca’s post cemetery.
Gold Star mother Lorraine Obregon lays a wreath for her son Pvt. Stefano Panchesin during Monday’s annual Memorial Day ceremony in Fort Huachuca’s post cemetery.

ICYMI: SVUSD appoints hearing officer for school vandalism case

NABUR @Kurt Obermeier asked about an "update on the vandalism at Huachuca Mountain Elementary School," and @Summer Hom reported back in March 2021 that "the Sierra Vista Unified School District governing board voted in an executive session on March 2 to appoint a hearing officer for the student expulsion matter relating to the Huachuca Mountain Elementary School vandalism incident of Jan. 16."

The board has not voted yet whether or not to expel the two students who vandalized the school. 

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Cochise County Volunteer of the Year

Cheryl Moss was recognized as the Cochise County Volunteer of the Year 2022 by the Arizona Community Foundation. She serves on the Willcox Chamber of Commerse and Agriculture. 

Congratulate Cheryl and read more Willcox news by Herald/Review reporter @Karen Schaffner at myheraldreview.com

NABURs, What are some if your favorite volunteer spots?

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