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Rotary Club of Kona Mauka ‘Kona Oktoberfest’ (Oct. 15)


Don’t miss out on the biggest Kona Oktoberfest hosted by the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Honokohau Harbor.

Featuring Beer & Brats, polka demonstrations, live music by the Dave Lawrence Band and beer provided by the Kona Brewing Company.

All monies will benefit local scholarships.

Tickets are $20 advance or $25 at door, which includes scrips for food and drinks.

For tickets, contact Darlene at 324-0069. Tickets also available at Kona Wine Market and Showcase Gallery in Kainaliu.

Event sponsors include Kona Brewing Company, BMW of Hawaii, Cloud 9 Emporium and Gifts, Finesse in Travel, Kaija’s Kookies, Standard Bakery and Alvin’s Signs.

Last year, the Rotary Club of Kona Mauka awarded nine scholarships to local seniors totaling $15,500.

For years, the club has provided more scholarships to Konawaena High School than any other organization or business in the West Hawaii community.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.

Kona Mauka Rotary Club consists of more than 20 members from the Kona community. They meet noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at Teshima’s Restaurant in Honalo.

For further information, contact president Rod Crisp at 756-6550.

One Response to “Rotary Club of Kona Mauka ‘Kona Oktoberfest’ (Oct. 15)”

  1. Ed Kulawiak says:

    My wife and I and a friend enjoyed the Oktoberfest on 10-15-2011, it was a great turnout and we respect the efforts of the Rotary to provide scholarships for Hawaii students.
    I realize that Kona does not have a large amount of German or European population, however, the few of us that live here have experienced some authenic Oktoberfests in our past lives.
    Please allow me to make a few suggestions for the 2012
    Oktoberfest, such as the the German potato salad should be served HOT,not cold, the sauerkraut should be served HOT,not cold, the bratwurst and buns were good. The fruit was good but it is not typical Oktoberfest food and the graham cracker dessert is not authenic. I understand that Kona has limited resources for this type of activity, however, I believe a little more research would provide more benefits for Rotary in the future.
    Also, the “chicken dance” is not part of any Oktoberfest that I have experienced, it is more suited for some wedding reception. The band was very good for what they do, however, I have never went to a Oktoberfest that played the Rolling Stones music, a band with more suitable Oktorfest talents should be used for future events. Overall we enjoyed the evening and hope that you consider my recommendations.


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