October 30, 2013

Work for food
Oktoberfest volunteers Deb Mehrer, Scotland, and Peggy Mettler, Menno, were two of dozens of people who helped serve the traditional German meal at the yearly event, held at the Menno City-School Auditorium. Sponsored by the Sodak Stamm chapter of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, Oktoberfest serves as the lone yearly fundraiser for the organization. Hundreds attended the event in Menno Saturday evening, Oct. 26. Now in its 27th year, Oktoberfest is a  celebration of the heritage of the Germans from Russia that settled much of Hutchinson County.