Trevor L. Davis
Michael Rase dances with Imogene Lohre at an Oktoberfest celebration on Sunday in Morrison. The dance group, T.E.V. Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, travels and performs around the world.
Beer, brats and treasured traditions

Morrison is more than 5,000 miles from the German Alps, but over the weekend it proved to be a fine substitute for those seeking the Bavarian tradition of Oktoberfest.

The T.E.V. Edelweiss Club drew hundreds to Morrison for the German autumn celebration with brats, dancing, beer and plenty of German culture.

The club, founded in 1958, has hosted cultural events like the traditional Oktoberfest since its inception to keep alive and celebrate German culture, said Amy Dodd, a life-long member of the club.