Pe Ell Teen Crowned Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society’s Swiss Miss at Oktoberfest Celebration


The Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society’s 52nd annual Oktoberfest celebration took place on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Swiss Hall in Frances. Alli Engel, 17, of Pe Ell, was crowned the 2021-22 Swiss Miss.

According to a previous news release from the Swiss Society, Engel is a senior at Pe Ell High School and a Running Start student at Centralia College. She is an active student athlete, earning academic honors while playing volleyball and fastpitch. Engel is an active member in 4-H where she has shown pigs and entered baking contests.

She is the daughter of Chris and Stacy Engel.

Other events at the Oktoberfest celebration included outdoor traditional Swiss style nine-pine bowling, pinochle and horseshoe tournaments and a stein holding competition.

Here are the results for those competitions:


Men’s bowling:

Jason Hodel, first place

Phil Kaech, second place

John Hodel, third place


Women’s bowling:

Danni McDonald, first place

Brittany Kaech, second place

Kim Porter, third place



Judy Seiler, first place

Cydi Elrich, second place


Women’s stein holding:

Stephanie Werner


Men’s stein holding:

Andy Portmann


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