Courtesy Astoria High School
ASTORIA — The Astoria Walldorf Exchange Program at Astoria High School is offering an authentic German dinner and silent auction 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Astoria High School Commons.
While enjoying bratwurst (German sausage), spaetzel (noodles) and sauer kraut schweinbraten (pork roast) among other delicious menu options, you can bid on many amazing items from local business and beyond.
There will also be a raffle drawing for a seven-day, six-night Alaskan cruise for two. The cost for the dinner is $20 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets are available at Astoria High School.
This event is the main fundraiser for students hoping to travel to Walldorf, Germany, during spring break this year, as well as part of Megan Schacher and Andrew Schauermann’s Senior Project. Cruise raffle tickets are also available for $20 at the high school.
Sister cities since 1963, Astoria and Walldorf high schools have partnered together, under the direction of Jim Pierce for the past 13 years, to create this one-of-a-kind hosting and travel exchange for students. For one week in the fall, Astoria High School students host Walldorf students in their home, which allows them to experience American high school, family life and our unique coastal community. Our local students then travel to Germany in the spring, to stay with a Walldorf family, where they also attend school, experience a new culture and represent Astoria as student ambassadors.
If you would like to donate to the program, donate a silent auction item, or attend the dinner, please stop by the high school Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or contact Tiffiny Ploghoft at Astoria High School (503-325-3911).
You can also mail donations to Astoria High School: Attn: Astoria Walldorf Trip 1100 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103.
Be sure to check out Megan and Andrew’s website at astoriahighseniorproject.com.