photos by Laura Keil

Left to right, top to bottom:

Christa Maxeiner and Yolanda Schiller sway to the sound of the Drunken Barvarian Howlers.

Henry Unger – the evening’s honorary Burgermeister – opens the event with a bang, while Clayton Gee prepares to open the keg behind the bar.

The evening included authentic German music played by a collaboration of the Drunken Midnight Howlers (Annette, Wayne & Michael) and Ann & Gordon Carson. It also included a specially-brewed Rumspringa Kolsch dry-hopped with lumberjack hops by Three Ranges Brewing, keepsake Oktoberfest steins, delicious homemade food, and some authentic and not-so-authentic Oktoberfest outfits.

Jane Shaw, Marie Birkbeck, Shirley Gonyou and Sandra Hudson share a laugh in the kitchen after preparing a terrific meal.

Jeannette Townsend and Shirley Sander enjoy the music and company.