NORTHSHORE OKTOBERFEST BY A RHEA OF HOPE
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we have had to cancel our Oktoberfest 2020. and 2021, but we will come back bigger and better in 2022! Saturday, September 24, 2022, will be our 2nd annual traditional family-friendly Oktoberfest fundraiser for Cholangiocarcinoma from 5:00-10:00 p.m. at the Mandeville Trailhead. In 2019, our first year, we were hoping to break even, raise awareness, and have a good time so people will want to return. We ran out of armbands at 1,000 and estimate 1,200-1,300 people attended and we were able to send $10,000 to the foundation, put $1,500 in the bank to start on this year's event, and used funds to help local Bile Dut Cancer patients financially since insurance does not pay for everything.
This year we have a German band called The Bayou Bavarians that performs yearly at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans for their Oktoberfest. We will also have Al Demarco, a one-man German band, who was a favorite at our Halfway to Oktoberfest Pub Crawl last April. We have even more interactive activities and songs for all ages, a " Bile Duck Depot" store filled with adorable duck items from babies to adults and even dogs! There will be a Children's section with more Bile Duck games and activities for children, some interesting adult games, a souvenir store with A Rhea of Hope T-Shirts and jewelry, and much more. A popular new activity will be coming to our Oktoberfest, and you will get to try axe throwing with Skal Axe Throwing.
Another new feature this year is a Jeep Show. Why a Jeep show? Well, it turns out there is a connection between Jeeps and rubber ducks. Jeep owners are purchasing rubber ducks, writing little notes or purchasing " You've been Ducked" cards and then leaving them on other Jeeps as a way to spread good will, positivity, or a way to say," I like your Jeep." We will have everyone who comes to the Okotberfest vote on their favorite Jeep and the winner gets $500! For more information or to sign up your Jeep go to:
Tickets are being sold online and are only $5 for adults and children 13 and up. Children 12 and under are free until September 10. After that, tickets online and at the gate will be $10 for ages 13 to adults and $5 for children under 13. This will help us be better prepared to make sure we have enough beer, brats, pretzels, etc. for everyone!
We already have 3,000 people interested in going according to our Facebook event post! It will be a great time for your company or business to get a lot of exposure.
For ticket purchase and sponsor information go to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/arheohop/event/854165
You won't want to miss it!
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Saturday, September 24th, 2022