A fun, family time is in store Saturday during the annual Luther’s Oktoberfest at Trinity Lutheran Church in Okmulgee.
Last week, preparations began for the event, which is a fundraiser to get a new roof on the Education wing of the church.
Pastor Richard Dailey joined Ellen Schmeder, Ingrid Cline, Donna Thomas and Jean Kennedy as they prepared the delicious apple strudel that will be served during the event.
Cline took on the head chef ’s duties and shared the recipe and preparation steps for the dessert. The warm filling is made up of apples and raisins soaked overnight in rum, with lots of cinnamon and sugar and other things to spark the palate.
Lots of German fun will highlight the evening, which will begin at 5 p.m. Besides the strudel, attendees will be able to eat a meal featuring German sausage, sauerkraut, hot potato salad, purple cabbage, and even pretzels when arriving.
Events include kids activities and games, face painting, a puppet show, a German spelling contest, and music with “The PolkaMeisters” Oompah band and the chicken dance.
New this year will be a stein competition, with winners named for the oldest and which one has traveled the farthest.
There will be something for everyone, and tickets can be purchased in advance. They are $20 for adults. Children 6-14 are only $5, and ages 5 and under are free. A table of eight can be reserved for $140.
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 1314 E. 6th St. in Okmulgee. Office hours are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 1-5 p.m. Friday.