West Chicago celebrates its multi-cultural roots this fall with two special events. An Oktoberfest-style community dinner, planned for Friday, September 9, 2011, will honor twenty-seven guests from West Chicago’s sister city, Tuafkirchen (Vils), Germany who arrive on September 2, 2011 for a ten-day visit. Twenty-one of the visitors are members of the renowned Schuhplattler dance group, Volkstracht-Erhaltungs-Verein d’Vilstaler Gebensbach e.V. They perform traditional Bavarian folk dances and dramatic plays in their Bavarian dialect. The group has existed for over 75 years. They have participated in Munich’s Oktoberfest parade several times, and have been honored by their County (Erding) with a prize called “Kulturpreis des Landkreises Erding”. They are a very proud group committed to cultural preservation, and will be performing at Schnitzel Platz Restaurant in Glendale Heights on the evening of Saturday, September 3, 2011. The visit, which will also include a Kane County Cougars baseball game, two days of sightseeing in Chicago and a one day tour of local schools and government in West Chicago, is being organized by West Chicago Sister Cities. For more information about the community dinner or dance performance, visit www.westchicagosistercities.com or contact Melissa Birch at (630) 621-0128.
- City of West Chicago
475 Main Street, West Chicago, Illinois 60185
- Rosemary Mackey
- (630) 293-2200 x139
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