Locals team up for Oktoberfest fundraiser

"Brews that Benefit" will be filled with firsts.

The first Oktoberfest fundraiser by Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg, and the first time Alewerks debuts an Oktoberfest beer.

The two entities are teaming up on Oct. 1 to benefit Edmarc Hospice for Children.

"Brews that Benefit" will fill the Alewerks parking lot from 12-4 p.m. with games, a silent auction, live music, Oktoberfest-themed food and, of course, brews.

Junior Woman's Club public relations chair Beth Richard said the Oktoberfest event replaces the club's annual Casino Night fundraiser. The club hoped to present a more family-friendly fundraiser, with a different focus and feel, according to Richard.

Funds raised will benefit Edmarc primarily, with additional funds contributing to mini-grants distributed locally by the club each year.

Based in Portsmouth, Edmarc serves children and families across Hampton Roads with healthcare, hospice care and bereavement services.

"They're the only children's hospice in the area," Richard said.

A $40 ticket includes five beers, and for the first 150 ticket holders, a beer goodie bag containing a 500 milliliter bottle of Alewerks Springhouse Saison. Cost for designated drivers is $9, and $4 for kids. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit williamsburgjuniors.org.

Bridges can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342.

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