Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.Brian Riley of B. Riley Blacksmith applies his trade during the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.Rev. Carla Wobschall gives a sausage-making demonstration at Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Preserving local heritage at Springfest

Christine Crowell’s favorite dish at Switzer Community Heritage Springfest by far, she said, was the Sauerbraten, which is sweet and sour beef, with gingersnaps and onions. 

“It’s the only thing I eat all day here,” she said with a smile. “I love it.” 

Crowell served heritage Swiss, German and English dishes such as sauerkraut, Isaly’s Chopped Ham, and Isaly’s Swiss Cheese at the event, which took place Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

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