Oktoberfest, Kinderfest Return Next Weekend


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oktoberfest2015-2Join Our Lady of the Lake School and parish, Verona Township and neighboring communities when OLL presents its 7th annual Kinderfest and Oktoberfest next weekend. Each event will take place under the big tent on OLL’s blacktop, behind the church at 26 Lakeside Avenue.

Kinderfest kicks off the Oktoberfest weekend on Friday, October 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly event is open to all ages and admission is free. Attendees can purchase tickets to enjoy a variety of rides and attractions such as the bounce house, carnival games, craft tables, Escape from Alcatraz, Amazon Extreme, Pedestal Joust, Dual Slide, Paradise Combo and the popular Dunk Tank. Kinderfest is powered by Anthony Francos, Eight Hills Catering, Tiny Elephant, The Towne Scoop and Par-T-Rex.

Oktoberfest will conclude the weekend of festivities on Saturday, October 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. The evening will include a full line-up of entertainment, full fare menu of German foods and desserts, a variety of ales and wines and all while fellowship is happening under the stars (the famous 1,600-square-foot tent). Attendees can also look forward to participating in a 50/50 raffle where in the past winners have walked away with over $2,000. There is also the opportunity to participate in this year’s tricky-tray raffle, which includes items like a diamond watch from Eloquent Essentials, New York Yankee tickets, New York Knicks tickets, Brooklyn Nets tickets, Michael Kors pocketbook and wallet, New York Islander tickets, a wine refrigerator, a grand prize of golf for four at the Montclair Golf Club ($1,000 value) and so much more.

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Oktoberfest continues to be the largest event held in Verona township but most importantly the largest fundraiser for Our Lady of the Lake School and parish. It takes a village and would not be possible without our the continued support of local community sponsors Frungillo Caterers, E and M O’Hara Electrical Contractors, Thumanns, Lakeside Deli, Richfield Regency, Peerless Beverage Company, Eight Hills Caterers, Cloverleaf Tavern, Frank Anthony’s Gourmet Italian, Cameco, Hillcrest Farms, L/CPL Robert J Slattery Detachment Marine Corps League, Supporting Wounded Warriors, Shook’s Cedar Grove Funeral Home, Farmer Funeral Home, Nicolo’s Bakery and Verona Inn Tavern.

To learn more about Kinderfest and Oktoberfest or to purchase tickets visit http://ollverona.org.

Our Lady of the Lake School (OLL), a National Blue Ribbon School, committed to the Word of God through living out the Good News of Jesus Christ. A supportive educational team of students, staff, parents, and community aims at providing a creative, Christian learning environment. An emphasis is placed on developing students’ individual abilities, promoting social awareness, and encouraging them to become responsible, contributing members of church and society.oktoberfest2015-1

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