After a several year “hiatus,” the Venetian Isles Oktoberfest was held on October 15 on Kansas Ave, South and was judged to be a great success. Approximately 275 – 300 people attended to savor the “brats and dogs” cooked up by the “Michigan Ave. Grillers” accompanied by tableful’s of appetizers, salads and desserts brought by VI residents. Brett Husselbaugh and "The Apple Strudel Band" played traditional German songs throughout the event and Tom Callahan’s cotton candy station was as popular as ever with the kids – who also had the opportunity to get their faces painted!!!!. A passing rain shower didn’t “dampen” the festive mood (but did soak a couple of shirts!!!) as people milled about well after sunset until the kegs were “kicked.” This “signature event” of Venetian Isles is one that residents had asked to return that would not have happened without the commitment of Julie Scanlon and a great group of volunteers. We also want to re-iterate a BIG THANK YOU as well to the following sponsors:
We plan to put on this great neighborhood event again next year and we hope to see you there!