Polka Fest Benefits Cancer Fund

Wooden Polka Dance Floor in 2012

Wooden Polka Dance Floor in 2012

The 3rd Annual Harold Dorzweiler Cancer Memorial Fund is this weekend in Hays. The fund was established in 2010 in memory of Harold Dorzweiler, who passed away from cancer and the fund is set up to help families of cancer patients with their expenses.

The weekend will be filled with music from five polka bands, food and there will be a dance on the “wooden floor.”

Leo Dorzweiler said when Harold and his wife Janie were going to KU Med Center for cancer treatments Harold saw young people in the same situation and they didn’t have money for food, hotels rooms and fuel to get back and forth for treatments. So Harold said he wanted to start something to help those people.

So far the fund has helped over 40 people and Leo Dorzweiler said donations can be made at the Bank of Hays and they will have donation pamphlets at the event this weekend.

The celebration is Saturday and Sunday, September 21st and 22nd at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays. Sunday at 10:30 a.m. they will hold a Polka Mass at the Fairgrounds.

  • Oktoberfest

    Why did they take a great community event and make it into their own family memorial affair? Another thing that is concerning is that we already have an organization (in my option a great one at that) that does the same thing for the past 20-30 years; ever hear of the Cancer Council of Ellis County (think they might be down across from Gutch’s???).

  • Cancerbenefit

    Obviously you don’t know the Dorzweiler family very well because they don’t need other peoples money. They are doing this to help families with cancer patients. So if you think they are doing this to help themselves then you need to get a life because they are the type of people that help others they don’t take other peoples money