Oktoberfest came to the Glendale Elks Lodge for the 34th year in a row on Saturday. Representing the fun were napkins picturing beer steins and pretzels.
Perennial hosts Kathearina Berger and husband of almost 56 years, Karl, welcomed the overflow crowd of 170 Elks and their guests.
Karl Berger doubled as Oktoberfest manager. German-born, he wore lederhosen and suspenders, looking as if he had just stepped out of a post card. Kathearina Berger dressed like the Bavarian beauty she is.
She took over the microphone and announced which table of guests were welcomed at the steaming buffet table with German foods served by lodge lovelies.
The entree of smoked pork chops was smothered in sauerkraut and German potatoes. A fat bratwurst accompanied the lot.
Patient guests at table two, called out of order, had enjoyed their share of olives, celery and radish appetizers, but were drooling for the good stuff. Hungry guests included Ron and Patricia Dyrness, Emblem Publicity Chairman Lynda Burns and Henry Schoessler, Ernie Seth and Roberta Schilling.