Sponsors, volunteers made Oktoberfest a success

While we already are preparing for our 10th anniversary of the Oktoberfest next year, the Friends of Seneca County Park District would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who made the ninth annual Oktoberfest at Garlo Nature Preserve in Bloomville again a rousing success.

Without our very generous sponsors our Oktoberfest would not be a reality. The parks rely heavily on these kinds of events to keep Seneca County Parks what they are: the best of its kind in Ohio and supported solely by dedicated volunteers.

A&D Excavating; The Advertiser-Tribune; Arnold Vending; Jim and Marcia Bailey; Beerco; Behm & Henry; Bloomville Lions Club; Marcus and Tonya Brown; Clouse Construction; Clouse Electric; Dr. Robert J. Dornauer; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Elchert; Engle Shook Funeral Home; The Gillmor Foundation; John Irwin, Edward Jones; Barb Jacoby and family; Jeffrey Jewelry; Laminate Technologies; M&B Asphalt; Maple Grove Quarry; Mennel Milling; Old Fort Bank; Professional Hearing Care; Ralph’s Joy of Living; Reineke Family Dealerships; Judge Mark and Mrs. Laurie Repp; Republic Lumber; Linda Ritzler Accounting; Roppe Corp.; Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Inc.; SKH Frameworks; Chris Schiefer Insurance; Dr. Jeffrey Shawberry; Sunny Hill Farms; Supance & Howard; Sutton Bank; Tiffin Ag & Turf; Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce; Tiffin Hardware; United Insurance Service; Dr. Robyn Vicek; Nancy Weaver, Edward Jones; and Dr. Wade Young.

Thanks to the members and friends who baked delicious goods for the “Baeckerei” and prepared the German cuisine; and to the volunteers who organized children’s activities, and animal exhibits, demonstrated the trade of blacksmithing, the talents of widdling and the spinning of wool, and who made the rides through the preserve informative.

Please forgive me if I have unknowingly omitted anyone. Please be assured your help was of tremendous value and please except our gratitude.

Even though rain threatened to fall all afternoon, our visitors enjoyed a fun-filled fall day with many activities for the whole family.

Thank you ever so much.

Karin Brown, chairperson for

Oktoberfest at Garlo Nature Preserve