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Schuetzenfest Committee starts planning for 2020

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BOW VALLEY — Organizers are already gearing up for this community’s biggest event of the decade.

Schuetzenfest, which takes place every five years, will be expanded to a two-day event when it is held Aug. 1-2, 2020.

The highlight of the event is the shooting contest, an event which originated in Germany centuries ago.

The contest gives between 30-50 area sharp shooters a chance to knock a wooden bird off a 30-foot pole. The winner is then crowned as the Schuetzenfest King and will reign as king until the next event.

Todd Wiebelhaus is the current Schuetzenfest King. He and his wife, Jean, are part of this year’s planning committee.

Planning for next year’s event began back in May when the Committee was formed. They selected the date for the event, put together promotional T-Shirts and signage, and started figuring out how to pay for everything.



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