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Kingwood church prepares to celebrate annual Oktoberfest

September 30, 2018

The Holy Comforter Lutheran Church is encouraging the Kingwood community to get their lederhosen ready to celebrate the third annual Kingwood Oktoberfest on Oct. 20.

As the Comforter Lutheran Church prepares for bratwrust and sauerbraten, they will also be celebrating their 50th anniversary of serving the Lake Houston area by recognizing those who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

The 2017 Kingwood Oktoberfest still had about 1,000 people attend even though the floods happened not that long ago. This year the church is hoping to get about 1,500 people to attend.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children with meals sold at $12. Pretzels and hot dogs will be sold 2 for $5. Beer and wine will be sold for $5 and water and soda will be sold for $1.

Members of the church will be making the german food and Back Pew Beer will be providing the refreshments.

Proceeds from the Kingwood Oktoberfest will help the L3 Foundation who helps children cancer patients and their families. This local foundation was strated in honor of Landon, a Kingwood resident who died from a rare soft tissue cancer.

Proceeds will also go to Water to Thrive, a faith-based American nonprofit that funds the building of wells in parts of Africa.

Activities at the Kingwood Oktoberfest include rock wall climbing, bouncy houses, cornhole and horse shoe throwing.

The Fair Trade Market will also make an appearance at the event. The Fair Trade Market is a social movement to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and promote sustainability.

There will be performances done by the Kingwood High School German Club and Polka music will be played by The Texas Sound Check Band.

The Kingwood Oktoberfest Committee is still looking for a title sponsor. Anyone who is interested can contact Rick Janacek at 281-928-4305.

For more information on the Kingwood Oktoberfest, visit www.kwoktoberfest.org.

kaila.contreras@chron.com

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