Schuhplattler Verein Alpenklang (S.V.A)

The Schuhplattler Verein Alpenklang was organized in 1978 as a traditional Schuhplattler dance group.  The group has been very active, performing and competing in many areas of the United States as well as in Eastern Canada.  It is currently a member of the Gauverband Nordamerika, an umbrella organization preserving the culture of Bavaria (Germany) and Tyrol (Austria) through its customs, ethnic costumes, language, folk music, and folk dances.
In July, 1988, the S.V.A. held its "Tenth Anniversary" and "Fahnenweihe" at Germania Hall. Some 600 guests from Schuhplattler Vereins located throughout the United States and Canada were present for the weekend occasion. The club's "Fahne" and related "Bandern" are on display inside the upstairs entrance to the hall.