JFK holds 13th annual Oktoberfest

By Jaclyn Archer, News Editor

On October 17 at 5 p.m. the JFK Library will hold its 13th annual Oktoberfest. The fundraiser is held every October to increase the library’s collection and endowment fund. According to Carol King, director of Library Engagement, Marketing and Administration, as well as the Oktoberfest coordinator, dividends from this fund are used to purchase “books, journals, electronics and other resources needed by the EWU faculty, students and community at large.”

“Last year we were able to purchase some Spanish books that we could not have purchased without our collection fund,” said King.

This year Oktoberfest is expected to bring in approximately $50,000 and 350 people. Although the 31 tables that have been reserved so far are nine short of the usual average of 40 tables,
“The week is young,” said King.

This year, Oktoberfest will be Island Getaway themed, featuring an authentic Hawaiian dinner and dessert, and music by Moko Jumbie and DJ X.

Students can also look forward to beer and wine tasting, a quilt raffle, and photo booth, along with yearly staples such as the annual EWU Libraries’ Star Search where one student will win a $500 prize.

Students may reserve Oktoberfest tickets for $15. General admission is $35, and tables seating six may be reserved for $175.