Our 1st Annual Oktoberfest in Niwot was a huge
The Oktoberfest was held in front of The Niwot Market
in Cottonwood Square, on October 3. It
featured Left Hand Brewery beer, brats and dogs,
three bands, and a lot of fun.
The Attendance was more
than double what we expected, but with some scrambling,
we were able to throw more brats on the grill, pour more
beer, and talk and dance peoples' tails off while the
little ones bounced to the beat of the bands in the air
castle. We are happy to announce that this
will become a regular annual event. Plan to join us
every year on the first Saturday of October for
future Niwot Oktoberfests.
The event was financially
successful, as well. The Club raised over $3900 for
community and Rotary service projects. $270 will be
directed to the International Rotary eradication of
polio efforts and the rest will be coming back to our
projects in and around Niwot. Since they helped so much
in making this inaugural event as big success, please
take a look at the sponsors that worked with us and thank
them for being in Niwot.
the Oktoberfest Organizer
Margaret Hix was a
Gunbarrel resident for eight years before moving
to Erie to support her daughter's ice skating.
This past February she found herself returning
to the area when she joined the Rotary Club of
Niwot. She had been looking to join Rotary and
learned that the new Niwot Club was looking for
Hix's membership in Rotary gave
her the chance to help organize Niwot's first
annual Oktoberfest. She was the planning chair
and organized and coordinated the other members.
She and her committee obtained sponsorships,
hired the bands, produced and posted the fliers,
got permits for the event, set up the
stage, organized the vendor booths, and
coordinated the food. In her words, "We were in
charge of just making sure it was a fun time for
all, including the kids."
Margaret also credits and thanks
her fellow Niwot Rotarians. Nearly everyone in
the small club contributed hours, energy and
ideas to making the event such a great success.