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Brian Allen is the Wurst!

Brian Allen, Executive Director at the German American Heritage Center
Brian Allen, Executive Director at the German American Heritage Center

Join host Marc Zyla on this week's episode of "What's Happening QC" as he sits down with Brian Allen from the German American Heritage Center to discuss the exciting upcoming "Best of the Wurst" competition. Learn all about this sausage tasting event where attendees can sample delicious sausages from Jerry's Market and vote for their favorite, all while enjoying live music from the Gutenberg German band. Admission is only $5 and includes entry to the museum, so don't miss out on this fun and tasty event happening on June 30th!

Discover how events like the Best of the Wurst support the Heritage Center's community programs, such as the Historic Summer Walking Tours and Kaffé & Kuchen series. Delve into the German immigrant influence on the Quad Cities through guided walking tours and special lectures, and explore current exhibitions on candy/chocolate making and brewing history. Learn about the Heritage Center's commitment to accessibility through the "Museums for All" initiative, making the museum welcoming to all members of the community.

Don't miss this episode highlighting the German American Heritage Center's dedication to celebrating and preserving the Quad Cities' rich German cultural heritage through engaging events, programs, and exhibitions.

Marc Zyla joined WVIK, Quad Cities NPR in May 2022 as the Director of Community Engagement. Prior to that Zyla had been the Director of Education and Community Engagement with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra, where he continues to perform as Principal Horn. Zyla believes that there is something for everyone in public radio and brings passion and creativity to his position as Director of Community Engagement.