2013-01-10 / Top News

Tri-County Tourism Alliance annual meet set for Napoleon

The Tri-County Tourism Alliance will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Reuben’s Restaurant in Napoleon.

Election of officers and committee reports will be held. The public is invited to attend this meeting and consider being a part of this alliance.

The Tri-County Tourism Alliance is a nonprofit organization interested in preserving and promoting the Germans from Russia heritage and culture in order to enhance tourism opportunities in the three counties of Emmons, Logan and McIntosh. It was created to increase heritage tourism in a tri-county area of Emmons County, Logan County and McIntosh County.

German-Russian Country is the heartland of the Black Sea Germans, Germans from Russia who settled on the Great Plains of North America. The Germans from Russia are among the most visible and vibrant ethnic immigrant cultures of the plains. Three counties in south-central North Dakota—Emmons, Logan and McIntosh—are at the center of German-Russian Country.

Partners include NDSU Extension Service, NDSU Extension Service’s Center for Community Vitality, NDSU Libraries’ Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, North Dakota Department of Tourism and the State Historical Society of North Dakota, but participation and support from local residents and business owners are fundamental to the success of the mission.

For more information about this meeting, contact Carmen Rath-Wald, Tri- County Tourism Alliance president, at (701) 754-2504 or carmen.rath.wald@ndsu.edu.

For more information about German-Russian Country: Prairie Legacy, check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/GermanRussianCountry. Or visit the website www.dasguteessen.com for more information about the German-Russian cookbook and food culture project.

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