Sertoma offers Oktoberfest next weekend |

Sertoma offers Oktoberfest next weekend

by Al Tovey

On Sunday, Sept. 26, the Carson Valley Sertoma Club will host the ninth annual Festival of Fall Oktoberfest at the beautiful Minden Park. This gala event gains in popularity each year.

It is only fitting that Minden, Nevada, named after Minden, Germany, by our early pioneers, should join a host of other communities who stage their own Oktoberfests. People of many nationalities come to enjoy this event.

Once again, we are most fortunate to have Al Gruber and his Bavarian Polka Band to provide the music. He is a native of Czechoslovakia and has been playing his music since the early 1960s. Before moving to Lake Tahoe, Al owned “Little Switzerland” in Sonoma, Calif. Al and his band perform at many festivals on the western states “circuit.”

There will be delicious German food and beverages, T-shirts and other souvenirs available. Admission is free, so bring the whole family.

Call Ted Nagel at 783-1992 for more information.