WILBER – He’s been teaching the Wilber Senior Czech Dancers for about thirty years now….and for a few years, a group of alumni dancers.
But, it nearly came to an end for Dirk Altman a few weeks ago… a diagnosis of meningitis.
:29 “some bullets, there”
:10 “to be here, I guess”
Altman is the brother of Oregon Ducks Head Basketball Coach Dana Altman. Dana and his wife were back in town, for the celebration. Dirk’s dad, Lyle, still makes Czech Days a part of his schedule, as it becomes a family affair around early August.
Dirk Altman says the youth who participate in the dance groups have helped maintain the celebration through the years.
:28 “for me”
Altman says it’s not unusual for people who live far away, to pencil in Wilber during Czech Days, no matter how far, the trip.
:28 “be back home”
Altman says he hopes to keep leading the Wilber Senior Czech Dancers and the Alumni Group, for at least another five years.