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Oktoberfest at St. Thomas Aquinas Slated for Oct. 21
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy annual Oktoberfest celebration is Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors will open for a fun, festive evening featuring dinner, live music and dancing and the Big Board Raffle.
A traditional German buffet will be served featuring pork roast, sauerkraut, German potato salad, vegetables, mashed potatoes, and a variety of side dishes. It will be finished with a decadent Black Forest torte. A variety of beverages will be available.
The evening is filled with activity. The excitement of the Big Board Raffle will continue throughout the evening. Every 20th ticket drawn will win $100 and the last ticket drawn wins the grand prize of $4000. Raffle tickets are $75 each and only 250 will be sold. They must be purchased in advance but winners need not be present to receive prize.
There are several gift baskets and unique items for the bucket raffle donated by individuals and area businesses. The family friendly event also has a special activity area for the children, with crafts and games. Guests can enjoy music and dancing to the sounds provided by Orv Konop and the OK Band, or sit and visit with friends over a hand of cards.
Dinner and raffle tickets are available at the school offices. Tables can be reserved for groups of 8 or 10 by calling Kathy Denby at 715-735-7481. Dinner tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children 5-12, ages 4 and under are free. The doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored in part by Catholic Financial Life and is open to the community.
Kathy Denby is head chair, Michelle Fritz is in charge of bucket raffles, the children's area is headed by Pat and Christy Baxter, emcee for the evening is Steve Paul. Decorating will be done by Sandy LeFebvre and Susie Furton, and Sally Faucett is in charge of food.