It may be April, but on Saturday evening the Weyburn Legion hosted its Oktoberfest event.
They were finally able to hold this fundraiser after it was rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“It was (scheduled) a day after the vaccine passports,” said Secretary Manager of the Legion, Debbie Kater. “So instead of segregating, that’s not what we ever wanted to do, we wanted to bring people together.”
Kater said that as far as she knows, this is the first time the Legion held an Oktoberfest event.
“So, we just started something, thinking of a different way to fundraise, because we usually do the raffles or that type of thing. Bringing the community together is something we are trying to do.”
She added that the community response to the event was phenomenal.
“The silent auction items are tremendous, and the whole community just chipped in, we got tons of things, and we also had 140 advanced tickets and we sold out.”
The event was a success, raising $6,000 in all.
-With files from Marna McManus