The kegs won’t be flowing, but bratwursts, potato salad and coleslaw will all be on
offer at the Minden Lions Club’s first family-friendly Octoberfest celebration.

On Oct. 16, the Lions will be serving up German-style fare in their clubhouse. Guests can book one of two seatings, at 5
p.m. or 6:30 p.m. “We’re trying something new,” said Lions Dan Bingham, who is organizing the event.

“We thought October would be a good time to do it.” To comply with COVID-19 protocols,
everyone attending must be vaccinated, since the event falls under the same classification as a restaurant. They’re
also offering takeout. “The reason we’re doing the takeout we know some aren’t comfortable with the dine-in experience
yet,” he said.

All diners must book their table or takeout order by Oct. 14.

The dinner is the Lions’ first large-scale in-person fundraising event for over a year
and a half. “It’s been very frustrating,” Bingham said. He mentions other cornerstone events on
the Lions’ calendar such as Music on the Gull, which was canceled this year.


Funds from the Lions Club go towards multiple community initiatives, as well as helping out in times of need such as the town’s 2017 flood.
For Bingham, this event could act as a kick-start for fundraising as pandemic restrictions continue to allow more
in-person events.
“Because it’s been so long since we’ve done any fundraising, we wanted to get back in the groove,” he said.
To book a table or takeout order email or call

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