Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall played host to the first Meadow Ridge Rotary Oktoberfest this past Friday.
The inaugural event was attended by close to 200 people who purchased tickets, and more than 20 volunteers from both the Rotary club and community.
German culture and cuisine was well represented during the evening.
The menu included Oktoberfest favourites like pretzels, sauerkraut, and strudel, all prepared by Stomping Grounds.
Patrons kept their steins full thanks to Mission Springs brewery.
"I have never seen so much beer go down the hatch in 45 minutes," said Adrienne Dale, president of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club. "The event was a great success."
According to Rotarian Deborah Hyslop, some highlights of the event included music that was provided by Peter Paulus and the Rheinlanders, a best-dressed competition, and an "awe-inspiring" yodel competition.
The club has held Winefest fundraisers in the past, but this year decided to try something different.
A festive atmosphere surrounded the event and according to Dale, the success of this event has "set the stage" for an annual event for "the next few years to come."
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