The Chester Lions Club 18th Annual Oktoberfest and Car Show was recently held at Chubb Park in Chester. The event was a resounding success by combining great family fun, community involvement and 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 enjoyed by the hungry crowd. Of course, a favorite of the event was the specially brewed Oktoberfest beers. Attending families also enjoyed the many activities for young and old alike, including live music by Die Spitzbaum, a Car Show, rides and games.
The community was instrumental in the event’s success. Numerous volunteers were involved from civic-minded individuals, the Harrington Family, R&R Construction, the Chester Township Police Department, the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, local Boy and Girl Scouts, the service clubs at West Morris Mendham High School and West Morris Central High School, Daytop Leos, the Chester Lionesses, and others. 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”.
The Chester Lions Club also gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the sponsors and suppliers of our Oktoberfest. Special thanks go out to all of them – we could not have done it without you!
With your support the Chester Lions Club will continue its mission to help others. In previous years the proceeds from the Oktoberfest have been donated to numerous charities including sixteen different charities related to sight conservation, the Seeing Eye, NJ Battered Women’s Shelter, Community Hope natural disaster relief as well as local organizations such as local food banks, Fire Departments and First Aid Squads.