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Celebrate Oktoberfest twice

Beer, brats and Bingo! Oh, my!

SUBMITTED GRAPHIC - The Lake Oswego Adult Commuity Center is all about Oktoberfest. You can attend two events this next week.

It is Oktoberfest season — a favorite time of year at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

Beer and brats are being consumed in record numbers this time of year, and the board of directors of Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels is in the spirit. From 5-8 p.m. Sept. 23, the board is hosting Bingo Blast, a Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels fundraiser featuring not only beer and brats but Bingo. Tickets are $35 and available at the Meals on Wheels website, lakeoswegomealsonwheels.org/bingo, or you can call the ACC and we will process the payment for you. The cost of your ticket includes a glass of beer or wine, Zenner brand bratwursts with sauerkraut and potato salad, three Bingo cards and prizes.

Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program that is not just for people with limited financial resources but a service to those laid up in bed after surgery when they can’t get out to shop or are unable to prepare a meal. The Lake Oswego Meals on Wheels delivers 1,015 meals per month on average all over Lake Oswego.

A participant commented, “This service has helped me to be more aware of my daily nutritional needs. I am now, because of the meals, once again thinking and planning healthier meals daily. I know this has helped me feel stronger and better physically.”

The meals are prepared by our head chef Sara Schrader, kitchen assistant Kathy Roberts and volunteers. The meals are delivered by volunteers who are true ambassadors of goodwill in the community. The meals program is funded by donations and fundraisers, with Bingo Blast being one of the biggest.

Don’t be confused — this fundraiser does not take the place of our Oktoberfest lunch and festivities, set for noon Sept. 21.

The lunch menu this week features chicken Caesar wraps on Friday, Sept. 16; onion-crusted tilapia on Monday, Sept. 19; and Oktoberfest bratwurst and apple strudel on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those 60 and older and $5 for everyone else.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the calendar banner. Click on “View the Adult Community Center Calendar” and then the activity for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.

Maria Bigelow works in administrative support at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.