Feast and flair at German club

A record crowd enjoyed sunshine, beer and German delicacies at Club Astoria’s Oktoberfest on Saturday.

Club Astoria president Giselle Scorse estimated about 2000 people came through the gates, with every gold coin donation entry going to the Morwell Fire Brigade.

Ms Scorse said about 5000 litres of beer was poured, 900 kranskies, weisswurst and knackwurst sausages and 500 pretzels consumed, and 700 pieces of continental homemade cakes sold.

She said attendees got into the spirit of the day and the entertainment of traditional dancers and singers was well-received.

“It was encouraging to see families enjoying the day and the number of people wearing the traditional costumes,” Ms Scorse said.

“The committee and Morwell German Club members would like to sincerely thank the community for fully supporting the 2014 Oktoberfest… and the Morwell Rotary Club for their support with traffic management.”