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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Annual Jaeger Festival starts Thursday

  • Organizers with the third annual Herman Jaeger Festival are ready for the event. The festival begins on this Thursday and concludes on Sunday and is sponsored by the Neosho Arts Council.
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  • Organizers with the third annual Herman Jaeger Festival are ready for the event. The festival begins on this Thursday and concludes on Sunday and is sponsored by the Neosho Arts Council.
    “There is going to be a lot going on downtown,” said John Mills, president of the arts council. “The council (Neosho Arts Council) has the activities in the Civic with the Herman Jaeger exhibit, which is right now at the Neosho-Newton County Library. We will add artifacts to that from some local collectors: the wine press that was Jaeger’s from his farm, as well as other wine making artifacts from the era will be on display, along with the exhibit. There are 15 informational panels that make up the exhibit. That is open on Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (at the Civic) that is free.”
    Also on Thursday evening, Missouri Wines will sponsor a wine pairing dinner at Café Angelica on the downtown Square. The four-course dinner will pair award winning from across Missouri. Advanced reservations for the wine pairing dinner ended on Monday.
    Mills explained the main purpose of the festival.
    “It is a celebration to commemorate the Swiss immigrant Herman Jaeger, who came to Newton County in 1865, and the short span of 30 years hybridized local grapevines, saved the European wine industry, raised a family and mysteriously disappeared in 1895,” he said.
    At 7 p.m. Friday at the Civic, the (Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce) as well as the Neosho Arts Council is sponsoring the movie Disney movie ‘Frozen,’ and it is free.
    Saturday’s activities in the Civic will combine the “Art Out of the Closet” and silent auction with live music concert.  
    “It (Art Out of the Closet) was an idea to repurpose gently used art and also to help fund some of these funds activities, like the concert on Saturday night is free, the movie is free, as well as fund other projects the arts council does throughout the year,” Mills said.
    The “Jaegerfest” concert is by Jim Graham and the Concrete Speedbumps performing music made popular by entertainer Jimmy Buffett. The art will be exhibited all day with the silent auction and concert beginning at 6 p.m. Concessions will be available.
    The festival will wind up on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. with the “Jaeger Garden Party,” held each year at a private garden located at 608 Oak Ridge.
    Mills said, “our hosts Rick Callis and Sue Ludiker, both master gardeners, provide an elegant backdrop of spring flowers and foliage of their hillside gardens combined with their warm hospitality.”
    Sponsored by Missouri Wines the evening will include appetizers and live music by local artists “Folk & Roll.” An advance donation to the Neosho Arts Council of $25 per person is requested.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information, call John Mills at 592-0427 or stop by the Neosho Chamber of Commerce office.

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