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Proceeds from the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest will benefit the children and programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville. (Submitted photo)

Proceeds from the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest will benefit the children and programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville. (Submitted photo)

By James Feichtner

With the arrival of fall comes changing leaves, cooler weather, and fall festivals. Continuing its tradition for several years, the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest.

The festival will be held to raise funds for the club and its positive efforts made on the community.

Intended for adults, the festival will feature two auctions, food, beverages and live music performed by Cousin Roger.

“There’s a live and a silent auction so we have anywhere from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. live auction items that are more our high valued items and then we have around 100+ silent auction items that will be available,” event organizer Michelle Wade said. “We also serve food and there’s a live band. Our band is Cousin Rodger and they’ve been there the last couple years performing,”

The festival will also offer an array of activities to participate in to ensure a fun experience.

“Besides drinks and food there’s a couple games and just different things that people can do with their group or couples they come with,” Wade said.

For those who would like to commute to Oktoberfest as a group, the festival is offering pick-up and drop-off services courtesy of the boys and girls club.

“One of the neat features about this event is that we offer, for groups, a bus service that we run using the Boys and Girls Club busses,” Wade said. “So we’ll pick your group up at your neighborhood, take you to the event and bring you home.”

All proceeds of the festival will benefit the boys and girls club of Zionsville. It provides a more convenient way of raising money for the organization while not having to raise the club’s fees.

“One of the goals of the [boys and girls club]is to keep the fees very reasonable so that everyone has access their services,” Wade said. “Fundraising like this helps to offset the cost of running the club,”

Oktoberfest at the Boys and Girls Club is at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, and will be held at he Cardinal Room of the Golf Course of Indiana. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

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