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Oktoberfest to be conducted Saturday

By Melissa McCaghren

Slatonite GM

The annual Oktoberfest will be conducted Saturday (Oct. 16) at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

Bulk sausage sales will be from 9-11 a.m. and feature three different flavors of sausage. It will be cured and vacuumed sealed.

Cash, check and card will be accepted, but cash is preferred as there are no fees.

Music and festivities will be from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Organizer Adam Behnke said this year’s event will be even bigger, especially after a cutting down of festivities in 2020 due to COVID protocols.

“We also anticipate greater numbers since we were forced to cancel last year’s event due to COVID,” he said.

It shows in the food offerings this  year.

“In years past, we only offered a limited menu on Saturday; this year, however, we are offering full German food plates, including our famous sausage, homemade German potato salad, and our own recipe sauerkraut,” said Behnke.

“We will also be serving hamburgers for those who don’t want a full plate, as well as sausage wraps and kraut dogs. These will all be cooked and served by the Slaton St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus,” he added. “The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus has supported the South Plains Honor Flight for many years, and a portion of the proceeds of the Oktoberfest always supports this and other civic causes, such as the FFA, Ag students, and college scholarships for graduating seniors.”

For more information, please read the Thursday edition of The Slatonite.

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