Owasso’s Oktoberfest Honors First Responders

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(Back) Kelsey, Cassie, Donnie, Kara, Vanessa, (Front) Madison.

By, Macy Goodnight; Break out your lederhosen and dirndls – its Oktoberfest time!  Join Emersumnice Brewery for its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration to benefit first responders.  The one-day event begins at 3 p.m. on October 24, 2020, and will take place in Owasso’s Redbud District.  Street closures will begin at 12 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Main Street (76th St. N.) to North 1st St.  There will be a variety of German food vendors, at least six more local breweries and plenty of Oktoberfest themed music.  Live music starts at 2 p.m.  Local musical favorites, Trent Charles and Jack Waters will be performing, along with some very ‘special’ surprise guests, and polka bands. Games will include corn-hole, axe throwing and more. It’s planned to entertain the entire family and entry is free. Special thanks to Classic Chevrolet for being the main sponsor of this fundraising celebration.

This is a new city-sanctioned event and the brainchild of Donnie Eldridge, owner of Emersumnice Brewery, located at 102 S. Main St. in Owasso.  Disappointed that Tulsa’s big event was canceled, he decided to do this event because the only time he had ever missed a chicken dance was when he was deployed.

What better way to partake in some great fall festivities and support those who serve the public.  Donnie said that most of the first responder groups that will be benefitting are Owasso Police and Fire, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tulsa’s Sheriff’s department, and Quad-A (Army Aviation Association of America).  “Owasso is such a great community.  I believe they will get behind this celebration and support our first responders,” Donnie stated.

As Oklahoma Quad-A vice president of programs, Donnie said they raise money for scholarships, gaps, and shortfalls for military families and veterans. 

“We keep 95% of the funds we raise in house to help unmarried dependents – which include children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren – with scholarships; funds are also used to help soldier’s families when extra money is needed.”  Commemorative tee shirts and mugs will be sold with 100% of the proceeds donated to the charities.

A ‘ticket system’ will be used as currency, and no cash will be exchanged with the vendors.  People who wish to drink alcohol will have their I.D. checked and given a wrist band. 16 oz. beer steins with the first fill will be sold for $20.00.  Some of the sorely missed fun fair foods favorites like funnel cakes and other goodies will also make an appearance.

 New vendors are invited.  If you are a vendor and would like to participate in this event, call Emersumnice Brewery at (918) 330-3973; email: eat0@eau0eav0eaw0; or message them on Facebook at  Emersumnice Brewery.

Pictured are  a red ale beer unique to Emersumnice is Hopback Mountain and Blonde Moment is a cream ale and one of their lightest beers.  Created especially for Oktoberfest will be their Marzen and German Corner Hefe.

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