Annual Musicfest set for this weekend

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

The local chapter of the Polka Lovers Klub of America (Po.L.K. of A.) is presenting its 11th annual Musicfest, Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Park Ballroom in New Prague.

Groups scheduled to appear are Julie Lee & the White Rose Band, Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen, Country Polkateers, the Leon Olsen Show and Music Connection. Dancing begins at 7 p.m. August 21 and noon on Saturday, Aug. 22, and Sunday, Aug. 23. RV parking is available at the event and food will be served August 22 and 23.

Fritz and Bella Hertaus are helping organize the event. They explained the majority of the money from the Musicfest is donated to various organizations such as the New Prague High School Polka Band.

Po.L.K. of A. also recently made combined donations of $1,000 to two organizations. Kathy Anderson, 2008-2009 Po.L.K. of A. ambassador, presented $500 to Mary Jo Copeland of Sharing and Caring Hands, and Jerry Johnson of the club presented $500 to John Niesen of Kids Against Hunger.

Anderson also received a tour of Mary's Place

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