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Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise to Sponsor Oktoberfest

October 11, 2012
The Maui Weekly

On Thursday evening, Oct. 18, the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise will sponsor its First Annual Oktoberfest. Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the historic Pioneer Inn in Lahaina with a live oompah band, polka dancing, an authentic German buffet and a silent auction.

The cost is $50 before the event and $60 at the door. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be sold separately.

Lederhosen, dirndls and other Oktoberfest attire are encouraged, but not required. Prizes will be awarded for the most aptly dressed, best hat, most outstanding yodel, chicest Chicken Dance and other talents. Silent auction items will include gift certificates for local restaurants, hotels, lu'au and activities along with jewelry and original artworks by Maui's finest talent.

Proceeds from the event will help support the Rotary of Lahaina Sunrise Club's youth and community service projects on Maui, including providing dictionaries for every third grader at King Kamehameha School, Sacred Hearts and Maui Preparatory Schools; scholarships, The Lahaina Tutoring Program, Keiki School Supply Drive, Halloween Keiki Parade, The Maui Food Bank, The Lahaina Library Restoration, Lahaina Harbor Sidewalk Project and the Fourth of July celebration. For a complete list of projects, visit

Additional parking is available at Maui Medical Group for a donation of $5. Tickets can be purchased at Bank of Hawai'i Lahaina Branch by calling Ann Neizman at (808) 856-2362, Tera Paleka at Guild Mortgage Co. by calling (808) 870-3653 or by calling Brandie Henderson at (512) 565-9570.

This fundraising event is one of the many community service activities and projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise. Rotary International has over 1.2 million members worldwide meeting at 32,000 clubs in 207 countries. The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, which is one of nine clubs on Maui, meets on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m. at the Pioneer Inn in the Old Lahaina Town.

For further information about this club, contact President Uli Kirkegaard at 281-1169 or



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