HOLTVILLE — Family, friends and people interested in experiencing a little Swiss culture and hearing a bit of Schwyzer-Dutsch spoken are invited to attend the Buebe Schwingfest on Sunday.
Sponsored by the Swiss Club of Imperial Valley, the boys wrestling contest sign-ups are at 10:30 a.m.
George Morris is in charge of the "schwinging" portion, open to boys 6 to 17 years old. Judges include Butch Vogel, Ronnie Leimgruber and Ben Abatti Jr. Winning wrestlers receive trophies, medals and cash prizes.
Walter Enz, president of the Swiss Club, has a long tradition of service to the club. His paternal grandfather, the late Joseph Enz, was the founding president of the club in 1921. The late Clem Muller Sr., his maternal grandfather, was president about 20 years later. His father, the late Walter Enz Sr., and two uncles and two cousins also preceded him as president.
Enz encourages people to visit the Swiss Club to cheer the wrestlers and enjoy the bratwurst and "kase" macaroni lunch served from noon until 3 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children.