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Chuck Zimmerly

Vice President
Dr. Peggy Hardman
Paul Harden
Prescilla Mauldin
Board Members:
Claudette Gallegos
Roy Heatwole
Kay Krehbiel
Jon Spargo
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Robert Eveleth, Past President
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Oktoberfest — Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Another great Oktoberfest. We had a large crowd, serving over 200 meals, great entertainment, and great weather. Thanks to all who attended and for your support of the Historical Society. And, if you didn't attend, by all means plan to do so next year. It's a great way to spend part of your Saturday and fun for all.

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A good sized crowd enjoyed the food, entertainment, and friends throughout the day
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Master Chef Craig keeping
the grill busy cooking
brats, burgers & dogs
Board member Peggy Hardman passing out chips and condiments
Board member Claudette Gallegos at the
bake sale table
The Rotary Club and
Socorro Garden Club
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The Entertainment
Dr. Comstock and the
Oompah Band
The Roon Band
Tuesday's at Two
Band from Magdalena
Aditi Natesa Belly Dancers
(NMT Dance Club)
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The new steps at the Hammel entrance replacing the original ankle-busting steps
The weeds a week before Oktoberfest -- an example of some of the work performed by many volunteers to spruce up the Hammel to make Oktoberfest an enjoyable day.
Thanks to all for your support of Oktoberfest, our only fund raising event for SCHS during the year ... and the many volunteers and local businesses who donated their time or services.
Some of the people who helped with this year's Oktoberfest:
Bodega Restaurant – Beer sales under their alcohol purveyor's license
Jess Landers – Provided the first keg of beer
Nghia Ngo and Lotaburger for meat donation in memory of the late Steven Welsh
Walmart – Assistance with food purchases and discounts
City of Socorro – some of the tables, chairs, and sound system
Craig H. – Our grill cook (with NM Food Service permit)
Peter Romero – Ice chests and other support
Bake Sale – thanks to those who baked the yummy goodies
Entertainment – The Oompah Band, Roon Band, Tuesdays @2 Band, and Aditi Natesa Belly Dancers.
     All of these entertainers donate their time and talent for Oktoberfest.  Many thanks.
Promotion: El Defensor Chieftain, KYRN Radio, First State Bank
Board Members: Chuck Zimmerly, Jon Spargo, Roy Heatwole, Claudette Gallegos,
     Peggy Hardman, Paul Harden, Bob Eveleth, Prescilla Mauldin all did their part.
Other Volunteers helped with yard work, weed clearing, Hammel cleaning, post-cleanup, including some
     students from NMT SPE Club, and others who names we don't know.
Thanks to all!
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