St. Andrews Place's biggest fundraiser of the year, Oktoberfest, has become an annual highlight for the community of Port Angeles. This year was no different, and the turnout was fantastic - helping us to raise the money needed to remodel our kitchen.
When walking through the doors, our guests were immediately immersed with authentic Polka music performed by the Hometown Band.
Our Emcee, John Ozimkowski, kicked the evening off with a toast and the dinner buffet was opened. Guests were treated to delicious German foods such as Bratwurst, Spaetzel, and hand-made pretzels.
During dinner, the guests browsed the silent auction tables to place their bids on the beautiful items. Some of the more popular items included round trip tickets to Victoria on the Coho and 3/4 of a pound of fudge each month for a year from We Do Fudge!
After the silent auction had closed, the live auction began. Our auctioneer, Tim Nichols of Westsound Auction & Estate Services, returned from last year due to popular demand. Some of our fantastic live auction items included a flight over Puget Sound and an excellent package with gift certificates and room stays from many of the Washington casinos.
When the live auction had completed, the dessert buffet (sponsored by Canterbury Manor) was opened. Many guests raved about the delicious desserts that included German chocolate cake, berry swirl cheesecake, and bread pudding with vanilla cream sauce.
Our guests left with full stomachs and smiles on their faces. Many complimented us on another great year and were excited for next year.
Without the generous support of our amazing sponsors, Oktoberfest would not be the fantastic event it is. This year our Sponsors included Drennan-Ford, Jim's Pharmacy, Primary Care Solutions, Harper Ridgeview, First Federal, and Dungeness Courte. We also want to extend our thanks to our incredible team of volunteers and all of the local businesses who donated and sponsored items for our silent and live auctions. We are lucky to live in a community that can rally together to support our mission to helping seniors age in place with dignity.