Most days, Mt. Angel is a quiet community best known for its monastery. That all changes in mid-September when the wiener dogs race, the brauts plump and the frosty beverages flow. One of the challenges Oktoberfest organizers face each year is moving people from parking to events and they came to Chemeketa for the solution.
Welding students under the direction of instructor Gary Grassman are assembling a giant people mover that pretty much fills the bay of Building 21. The work wraps up this month.