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Celebrating 150 Years

June 5th & 6th 2021 • Alton, IA

Come Join Us At Lux Fest!

A celebration and dedication of the first

Luxembourg settlers to Northwest Iowa

Circa: May 1870

Note: Agenda may change as plans are updated

for our 2021 Celebration

Saturday 

HERITAGE PARADE - 10:30 a.m. - Mainstreet Alton

Vendors and lunch wagons in the park east of St. Mary's Church and School

WELCOME RECEPTION - Community Building

Special Guest, His Excellency Gaston Stronck, Luxembourg Ambassador to the U.S.

PRIVATE 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for Dual Citizens, Invited Guests

PUBLIC 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARK - Afternoon

Food, Craft Vendors, 4H & FFA Talent Show

CULTURAL DISPLAYS - In the Spalding Gym

Welcome and Sign-in, Art Displays from Area Schools, Family History Displays, First Forty Genealogy Books

DINNER

5:00 p.m. - Alton Reformed Church - $18.00 per plate

Tri-State Groups

La Crosse, Wisconsin; St. Donatus, Iowa; New Ulm, Minnesota; Private Groups

RSVP at www.nwialux.org

Sunday 

OCTOBERFEST CHOIR - 9:30 a.m. - St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alton

Directed by Le Ann Wiederholt

MASS - 10:00 p.m. - St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alton

Father Dan Greving, Deacon Rick Roder

BREAKFAST - 11:00 a.m. - St. Mary's Gym

Served by Catholic Order of Foresters

DEDICATION OF SIGN AND BLESSING 1:00 p.m. - St. Donatus Site

One mile east and 2 1/4 miles south of

Alton on Kingbird Ave. and 480th St.

 

ALSO ON SUNDAY!

Area Self-Guided Tours of the Communities of 

• Alton • Granville • Hospers • Marcus • Remsen • Le Mars

LOOK FOR THE MURAL ON MAIN STREET ALTON!

Artist: Amber Hansen

Assisted by: Art Students from Area Schools, Luxembourg Descendants, and Volunteers from the Area