Rod Cochrane and Helene Scott

Rod Cochrane and Helene Scott

Oktoberfest raises Habitat funds

Celebrating the arrival of October will help provide much-needed housing for local residents

Celebrating the arrival of October will help provide much-needed housing for local residents.

Oktoberfest will be held at Predator Ridge Resort at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and it will raise funds for Vernon’s Habitat for Humanity.

“Habitat is very close to being able to purchase a lot and this Oktoberfest event will help put us over the top for adequate funds,” said Glory Westwell, with Habitat.

“Remember, this is a hand up, not a hand out. Partner families contribute sweat equity in lieu of a down payment.”

Oktoberfest tickets are available at www.VernonHabitat.com for $50 each.

The ticket price includes dinner, a beer glass compliments of Tree Brewery and the first two beers. Steel Wound will provide entertainment, and there will be a 50/50 draw, games and a grand prize.

“We welcome all from near and far, but you must be 19 plus,” said Glory.

Diana Raffan, from Work ‘n Play and Diana’s Monogramming, is supplying monogrammed beer mugs and each purchase of a mug results in unlimited beverages for the holder.

Of course, should anyone choose not to drive after celebrating, MJO Tours has volunteered a tour buses and a driver to safely transport people home.  Driving Hands will also be servicing Predator.

Support for Oktoberfest has come from Helene Scott, Predator’s food and beverage supervisor, and Rod Cochrane, the resort’s general manager.

“We cannot begin to thank all our sponsors and volunteers,” said Westwell.

“We’re looking for a robust turnout and anticipate selling out all 150 tickets.  I can hardly wait to see who shows up.”