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Helvetia Fasnacht to be Held February 9 at Helvetia Community Hall

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Helvetia Fasnacht will be held February 9 at the Helvetia Community Hall.

The event will be held all day.

Fasnacht is the Swiss equivalent of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is a time of celebration before the beginning of Lent.

The Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization is sponsoring this event.

The schedule of events is: 

  • 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Helvetia Mask Museum and General Store are open in the Kultur Haus Helvetia
  • 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Open mic. Star Band (Red) Hall
  • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Sampler Plate served all day at the Hutte Restaurant.
  • 8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.: Lampion (candlelight) parade - Star Band Hall to Community Hall.
  • 8:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Judging costumes - Prizes - Community Hall.
  • 9:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Masked Ball - Community Hall.
  • 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.: Burning Old Man Winter - outside Community Hall.

Admission for the dance is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 11 to 17 years old. Children 10 years old and younger get in for free.

The dance will begin with the judging of the costumes. Traditional Appalachian music will be provided by the Helvetia Star Band.