Oktoberfest To Be Saturday Night

Once again, Elgin and area residents will celebrate their German heritage.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, the annual Oktoberfest celebration returns to the KC Hall in Elgin.
Designed as a fundraiser to benefit St. Boniface Elementary School, the event will feature fine German cuisine, music, the best of German beverages as well as a silent auction featuring donations from local and area businesses.
Organizers said this year will be different than past years as there will be food stations, buffet style. At the pretzel station will be a variety of hard and soft pretzels with hot honey mustard dip, sweet cream cheese dip, dilly cheese dip, mustard and horseradish dip, as well as cheesy beer dip.
At the entree station will be German meatballs with gravy, sausage links as well as German potato beer soup.
The side station will have German hot potato salad, sauerkraut and baked apples.
The dessert station will feature German chocolate pecan bars, Black forest cake and snickerdoodles.
Iced tea and coffee will be available as well.
Among the items on the silent auction are:
• Four tickets to the Ballet Nebraska production of The Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha plus a $100 Visa gift card
• Trip for four to downtown Kansas City with a two-room overnight stay at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Central along with a $200 gift certificate to Grunauer
• Trip for four to see comedian Brian Regan at Divots on Dec. 10 with a $250 gift certificate to Black Cow Fat Pig
Items on the beer menu this year include Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen, Thunderhead Goldenfrau, Thunderhead Prairie Beach and Thunderhead Cornstalker Dark Wheat (all brewed in Kearney), Brickway Hefeweizen, Empyrean Dark Side Vanilla Porter (brewed in Lincoln), Leinenkugels Berry Weiss and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Wheat. Also, on tap, will be Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Bud Light.
Tickets are still available for the event. They can be purchased by contacting Amy Klein, Lindy Borer, Heather Veik or Tammy Bode.