Story and photos by Rick Emert
The Mountain Post community got a sample of German culture Saturday at The Hub with the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Oktoberfest.
The event included a car and motorcycle show, in which community members could display their vehicles; German cuisine, beverages and entertainment; informational booths; and a variety of games and activities for all ages.
Games included log sawing contests, keg bowling and a bean-bag toss.
“This is the first one we’ve done, and
I hope that people really enjoyed it,” said Toni Savino, event programmer, DFMWR Events and Entertainment Division.
Although she was volunteering at the event, Spc. Yona Davis, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, said she planned to take in all that the event had to offer.
“I think it has great potential to be an awesome event,” Davis said as families began to arrive. “I’m looking forward to trying the German food.”
Although it wasn’t on a scale of an authentic German Oktoberfest, the event was designed to give community members a taste of the culture, said Ann Edinger, chief, DFMWR Events and Entertainment Division.
“We hoped to get people out for a fun event and give them some exposure to German food and music,” she said. “So many of our troops and their families have been stationed in Germany, so this is an opportunity for them to get a little feel of Oktoberfest.”