Oktoberfest USA hosts volunteer appreciation event at La Crosse Center

Without volunteers, most events in our community would not be possible. On Sunday, Oktoberfest USA celebrated the many volunteers and supporters who made this year’s fest a success.

The event was held at the La Crosse Center and recognized the more than 500 volunteers who make up 72 volunteer organizations.

This year’s Festmaster says Oktoberfest is all about giving back.

“All of this is about community in a very big way and of course at the end of the day Oktoberfest doesn’t survive to make money. It survives to be part of the La Crosse community and be a very important part of the quality of life that we enjoy here in La Crosse,” 2017 Festmaster Brian Rude said.

Oktoberfest USA presented the volunteer organizations a check for more than $66,000.