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Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: CHASE ALLGOOD - In celebration of the original inhabitants of the Helvetia area, the sixth annual Helvetia Culture Fest hosted dramatic, colorful dancers from the Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company of Portland.


Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Bakers from the Helvetia area baked their favorite pies and donated them for the  Pie Walk, a crowd favorite. Proceeds from the pie event and other fundraisers at the festival benefit the Helvetia Community Association and its preservation efforts.

Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Dancers in colorful Native American regalia entertained festival-goers at the Helvetia Culture Fest, held Sunday at Pacific Crest Alpacas north of Hillsboro. Members of the Atfalati tribe inhabited the area before Swiss-German settlers came in the 1870s.

Photo Credit: HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - The Encore Brass band filled the the barn at Pacific Crest Alpacas with traditional marches, pop and Americana pieces, along with German waltzes and polkas.

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