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Reader feedback: It's hot in the melting pot

Re: Good old Texas koláč, Reader feedback, Aug 23 - 28, Vol 10, No 32

I have been to WestFest or the Czech festival, where I saw a Dutch/Texas folk dance group dance a Mexican dance in cowboy boots. There was very little Czech or Slovak anything to see or do; mostly country-western music.

On the other hand, I have attended the Czech festival in Wilber, Nebraska, many times. It is by far the better of the two, with much more Czech and Slovak events. It draws many natives, including many Slovaks. Both events are large, drawing more than 50,000 people. WestFest charges admission and most events take place on festival grounds. The Wilber events are mostly free, taking place all over town. I have been to many festivals in lots of places, and I feel the Wilber event is the best. It is always the first full weekend in August.

Mark Bigaouette,
Minnesota, USA

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