GAYLORD — The 55th Annual Alpenfest kicked off on Tuesday, July 9. Contemporary Christian artists Austin French and the Rhett Walker Band started the night off.
Tuesday concluded with the annual burning of the Boogg. The Boogg is a wooden and cotton effigy of an alpine figure. Festival attendees are asked to write down their problems on a piece of paper and then stuff it into the Boogg. At he end of the evening, the Boogg is lit on fire and symbolically problems are reduced to ashes.
See the North Michigan Christian Voice’s coverage online through video and photos by photojournalist Rebekah Kolka.
Watch the crowning of their year’s Alpenfest Queen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1RYiNw5gII&t=1s&frags=pl%2Cwn.
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