Oktoberfest planned in Oroville, Oct. 8

OROVILLE – An Oktoberfest celebration to raise money for the new senior center building is planned for Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1205 Main Street.

The event, sponsored by the Oroville Senior Citizens organization will feature tastings of local beer and wine, as well as food and crafts vendors.

This is the second annual Oktoberfest and the wineries lined up include Copper Mountain, Okanogan Estate Vineyards, Veranda Beach and Lake Crest. The traditional German beer will be from Oroville’s Alpine Brewery, according to organizer Boni Mathews.

“The event takes place on the grass in the side yard of Okanogan Estate and Vineyards,” said Mathews. “We have two huge tents this year so even if it rains we won’t care.”

Food vendors include German and Mexican foods and Mathews said the seniors are trying to arrange some music to go along with the festivities.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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