Posted by Chuck Church on Sep 23, 2018
Palmdale Rotary Hosts 9th Annual Oktoberfest
 
On a beautiful September afternoon, the Rotary Club of Palmdale hosted its 9th Annual Oktoberfest at Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale.  Over 100 Rotarians, friends and guests attended the event and enjoyed the food, drink, music, fun, and raffles.  Frances Lane once again graciously hosted the Oktoberfest at her beautiful ranch style home. 
 
Lancaster Rotary supported the event along with Rotarians from Rosamond and Santa Clarita.  Our District 5300 Governor, John Chase and his family, attended the event and as was amazed at the beautiful setting and weather.  Governor Chase spoke to the crowd and explained the importance of Rotary today both in the community and around the world.  Entertainment was provided as usual by Anton Schnitzel and the Merry Makers.  All the traditional polka songs and Oktoberfest music was enjoyed as well as a stirring rendition of the Chicken Dance. 
 
Food included roast chicken, potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, brats and of course German Chocolate Cake for dessert. Several German Beers were available as well as wine, soft drinks, water and coffee.
 
Barbara Frazier’s Lancaster High School Interact Club provided additional help by serving lunch, selling raffle tickets and distributing raffle baskets to the winning ticket holders.  It was a fantastic afternoon of food, drink and fun.  The pictures tell the whole story.   
 
 
 
Janice Garcia and Tina Borzage Set Up the Serving Line
 
 
 
 
Sharon Freeman Oversees the Serving Line Before Opening
 
 
 
 
Brats are Cooking on the Grill
 
 
 
 
Sam Garcia Opens the Bar
 
 
 
 
Chuck Church, Yolanda & Tim Risch and Tina Borzage Hold Down the Ticket Table
 
 
 
 
Lancaster Interact Club Members Hold Down the Raffle Ticket Table
 
 
 
 
Lots of Prizes on the Raffle Basket Table
 
 
 
 
A Great Crowd Enjoyed the Afternoon
 
 
 
 
 
Anton Schnitzle and the Merry Makers Provided the Music and Entertainment
 
 
 
 
Anton and the Merry Makers Serenade Frances Lane
 
 
 
 
District Governor, John Chase Speaks to the Audience
 
 
 
 
Yolanda Risch Handles the Door Prize Drawing and Basket Raffle to Close Out a Great Afternoon