A service organization for businesswomen founded in Oakland, California in 1921, Soroptimist today has clubs in more than 120 countries, where it works to improve the lives of women and girls. Soroptimist started in Klamath 81 years ago and the history of Soroptimist in Klamath is a history of giving back to all parts of our community.
Couples dance while the inimitable Esquire Jazz Orchestra plays Glenn Miller’s brassy tunes, of course featuring the song synonymous with Casablanca, “As Time Goes By.” As the evening progresses, talented local boy turned Seattle-based indie pop singer Mitchell Mirande brings the music up to the present. And because gambling is legal in Morocco, a professional casino company from Eugene, Oregon, runs the dice rolling, blackjack, and roulette tables.
The Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair is the largest annual event held in the Klamath Basin, designed as a fair where “our friends from over the line in Oregon could meet and visit and compete and enjoy each other.” The week following Labor Day, over 40,000 people of all ages and backgrounds relish in the carnival rides, Kids Barnyard Rodeo, Jr. Livestock Auction, live music, and loads of fair food.