The San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes, a singing and yodeling club in Ripon since 1947, is having its annual fall concert and dance on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Swiss Hall in Ripon, on the corner of Manley and East Main streets.
Featured will be a variety of folk songs, including duets and solo yodels. There will also be a raffle with fun prizes, followed by dancing to the tunes of the Mitchell Gander Ron Scheiber Orchestra. Admission to the concert and dance is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Dinner is available as well for those who buy tickets by Oct. 10.
The Rippli dinner has limited seating. It features a smoked pork chop and is served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. prior to the concert. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For information or tickets call Heidi Betschart at 209-531-2577, JoAnn Kaufmann at 209-951-6674, Billy Berchtold at 209-982-4167, or Barbara Masterson at 209-667-1087.
The Swiss Echoes will be hosting the next Swiss Singing and Yodeling Festival in Modesto and Ripon in 2017, from June 22 through 25. The Grand Concert will be – for the first time – held at the Gallo Center in Modesto on June 23.