December 4 - 6, 2020
Mt. Angel Festhalle
Join us for a Kristkindle Market with authentic German and regional arts and crafts, Oregon wineries and breweries and foods that feature Hazelnuts!
Friday, December 4: 4 - 8 PM
Saturday, December 5: 10 AM - 5PM
Sunday, December 6: 10 AM - 5 PM
We do not know yet what the fall and winter will look like in terms of the virus and orders from the Governor. However, we do know that these types of festivals/markets are very important to our vendors livelihood and if it’s possible to have the Hazelnut Fest, we want to be ready to have it.
Our vendor’s and community’s health and well-being are most important and any decisions made will be with that at top of mind. We will be diligently monitoring guidance from the CDC and OHA and follow any recommendations from civic leaders.
We will make sure to communicate with everyone as things develop over the coming months. If you are interested in joining us this year, please complete the vendor application so that we can save a spot for you. For now, we are not collecting vendor fees as we know that some might be facing financial strain due to COVID-19 as well as it creates the need for refunds in the event that we have to cancel the event.
Please congratulate Ibeth Gomez for winning our Maureen Ernst Memorial Scholarship!
The Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce established The Maureen Ernst Memorial Scholarship in honor of our beloved Chamber Board member, volunteer, and friend upon her untimely passing in 2018. This scholarship is funded with proceeds from the Hazelnut Festival, a festival very near and dear to Maureen’s heart. Maureen was a tireless supporter of the Chamber of Commerce and volunteered her time for a wide variety of community activities. The scholarship was established to recognize a Kennedy High School senior who exemplifies Maureen's spirit through donating their time in assisting with community service and school activities.
Ibeth Gomez definitely exemplifies Maureen’s spirit of giving back to her community. Between volunteering, cooperative work experience and participating in school clubs, Ibeth gave almost 400 hours of her time to help others. Some of the organizations she volunteered with include the Chamber, Mount Angel Oktoberfest, North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity and Providence Benedictine Nursing Center. She was a member of Leadership, FBLA, Health Occupations Students of America and National Honors Society. And those are just a few of the many groups she was part of.
When asked why community service was important to her she states, “Community service is important because it does not only help the community succeed as a whole, but it also helps students develop essential skills for their future.” “Volunteering is also important because it creates unity in the community that will essentially strengthen, develop, and improve the community as a whole. With that said, being a part of a community is a privilege that everyone should strongly stand for.”
Ibeth’s plans for her future include going to Western Oregon University to attain a Bachelors of Science in nursing. After acquiring her BSN, she plans to further her career and specialize in neonatal nursing.
This award is extra special because it is chosen by the family of Maureen Ernst. We can say on their behalf, that Maureen would be so proud to see all of these amazing students giving back to their community and would be especially proud to see someone as amazing as Ibeth Gomez to win this scholarship.
Congratulations Ibeth on winning this scholarship. We wish you the very best in your future and know you will make us all proud!