Oktoberfest reinstated after community support emerges

Oktoberfest is Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 and will take place at the Vandalia Recreation Center and Sports Complex.
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Oktoberfest is Sept. 9 and Sept. 10 and will take place at the Vandalia Recreation Center and Sports Complex.

The Vandalia Sister Cities Oktoberfest has been reinstated by a group of community volunteers who stepped up to help organize and provide help for the annual festival.

The Oktoberfest will be held from Sept. 8-9 at the Vandalia Sports Complex.

The decision to continue the Oktoberfest was made by the Board of Directors of Vandalia Sister Cities, which reversed a decision made in March to cancel the event after 40 years.

»Related: Oktoberfest canceled by Sister Cities of Vandalia

After the news of the cancellation, multiple people contacted Sister Cities about volunteering for the event.

Shannon Dixon will co-chair the Steering Committee with Sister Cities President Harvey Kimmel.

Any individual interested in volunteering for the Oktoberfest is asked to contact Dixon at 937-477-5025 or by email at ShannonDixonRealtor@yahoo.com.