Lions Visit Lyons

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On Saturday, the Chester Lions Club sponsored an event to feed and entertain veterans at Lyons VA Hospital. Chimney Rock Inn, of Bridgewater, helped sponsor the event at Lyons and provided food for the gathering. The Cameo’s, a cover rock band provided music. The patients and the Lions Club had a great time!

15 Annual Oktoberfest HUGE SUCCESS!

IMG_1253Oktoberfest 2013, the 15th anniversary of the event, sponsored by the Chester Lions Club, was held recently at Chubb Park in Chester. The event was a resounding success by combining great family fun, community involvement and serious charitable fundraising.

The food was authentic German fare including bratwurst, smoked pork chops, and potato salad. Marvelous desserts; plum cake, beehive cake and apple strudel topped off foods inhaled by the hungry crowd. A favorite of the event was the specially brewed Oktoberfest beers available for a short period of time.

Attending families enjoyed the many games and rides offered. The Obstacle Course was the most popular with giggles from energetic youngster throughout the weekend. The Pony rides, the Climbing Wall, Face Painting and the Sand Art were also popular. There was something for everyone including a wide variety of Classic Cars.

The community was instrumental in the event’s success. Numerous volunteers were involved from civic-minded individuals to the service clubs at West Morris Central High School and West Morris Mendham High School. Chester’s 50+ Club participated as well as the very active Chester Lionesses. It was very heartening to see the enthusiasm exhibited by the volunteers. Everyone helped the Lions in their quest to fulfill their motto “We Serve”.

In previous years the proceeds from the Oktoberfest have been donated to numerous charities including Morristown Memorial Hospital, NJ Battered Women, Tsunami and Katrina relief and Hurricane Sandy relief as well as local organization such as Fire Departments and First Aid Squads.

Oktoberfest 2013 turned into a happening and was the most successful in the Chester Lions Club’s history. Thanks go out to all of our Sponsors and Suppliers who helped make it possible, and to the community for their support.

With your support the Chester Lions Club will continue its effort to help others.

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Oktoberfest is 2 weeks away!

The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest will celebrate 15 years of German style family fun and good times this year. The festival, located at Chubb Park, offers authentic German entertainment, food and fun. The Adler’s, a live German band,  will perform live music, and authentic German dances will be presented.

The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest will be held  Saturday and Sunday, September 28th & 29th from noon to 8pm. Oktoberfest features non-stop entertainment, dancing and zany German antics. The fun includes bounce houses, pony rides, a rock climbing wall, and a variety of game and arts and crafts for the kids. Festival-goers can participate in raffle drawings, dancing, and more.

The highlight of the Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest is the food and beer tent which features authentic German cuisine. Bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. Additionally special Oktoberfest beers, only available for a short time, are available.

General Admission tickets to the Chester Lions Oktoberfest are $6 at the gate. Children under 12 are free! Parking is available on site free of charge as well.

Classic Cars of every shape and size will be on hand for those who enjoy sleek, shiny automobiles.  Don’t miss this chance to see a most unique display of vintage cars.

The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest proceeds have in past years been donated to such organizations as Soldiers Angels, the Seeing Eye, New Jersey Battered Women, Community Hope, and local first aid, fire departments, police departments  and student scholarship opportunities.

With your support, the Chester Lions Club can continue its effort to help others. Join us for a family fun day, you’ll enjoy yourself. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chesterlionsclubnj, or contact us at chesterlionsclub@gmail.com

Oktoberfest is Coming!

Oktoberfest 2012 dancers

Food and drink will flow freely at the 15th Annual Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest on September 28th and 29th at Chubb Park in Chester, NJ. The festival is one of Chester’s most anticipated traditions.

The highlight of the Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest is the food and beer tent which features authentic German cuisine. Bratwurst,German potato salad, sauerkraut and smoked pork chops will be offered along with tasty apple strudel, delicious beehive cake, authentic plum cake, and more. Additionally special Oktoberfest beers, only available for a short time, are available.

Music from the world-famous Adler’s German band provides guests with non-stop entertainment as they perform familiar German tunes. Spectacular dancers will also perform.  Bell ringers and water goblet musicians join the dancers all weekend long.

With attractions for the kids such as a pony ride, bouncy houses, a rock climbing wall, games, slides and an obstacle course. Oktoberfest is an event for the whole family!

General Admission tickets to the Chester Lions Oktoberfest are $6 at the gate. Children under 12 are free! Parking is available on site free of charge as well.

The Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest proceeds have in past years been donated to such organizations as Soldiers Angels, the Seeing Eye, New Jersey Battered Women, Community Hope, and local first aid, fire departments, and student scholarship opportunities.

With your support, the Chester Lions Club can continue its effort to help others. Join us for a family fun day, you’ll enjoy yourself. For directions or more information please check out our website www.chesterlionsclubnj.com/oktoberfest or contact us at chesterlionsclub@gmail.com