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Friday, October 18, 2013

Oktoberfest Set for Thursday

Presented by the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce and Signature Sponsor American Refining Group, Inc, the BACC Oktoberfest/21st Annual Public Auction will be held on Thursday, October 24th at The Bradford Club, 32 Boylston Street, Bradford. This community event, open to the public, is the Chamber’s primary fundraiser, with proceeds supporting the many services provided by the Chamber. The doors open at 5:30 pm; with the live auction beginning at 6:30pm.

Through the generous donation of products, services, and more, an exciting variety of items has been put together for the event, which will feature approximately 30 fantastic live auction packages, as well as silent auctions, pretzel drawings, and a 50/50 card drawing. The live auction will be conducted by professional auctioneer Lloyd Burkhouse as well as local celebrity auctioneers Tim Asinger of Kessel Contruction and Scott Douglas from WESB/WBRR. Included in this year’s festivities is a delicious menu of German and traditional fare suitable for the Oktoberfest theme, as well as complimentary seasonal lager, and a cash bar.

This year’s event has received sponsor support from throughout the Bradford community and beyond, including Silver Sponsors: Blaisdell Foundation, Bradford City Water Authority, Bradford Manor, Bradford Save A Lot, CNB Bank, Dr. Green Lawn/Custom Turf, Kessel Construction, Inc., Minard Run Oil Company, Shell Appalachia, and WESB/WBRR. Bronze Sponsors include Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems, Bradford Regional Medical Center, ChamberChoice/OnDemand Energy, Goodman Services, Inc., Kelly’s Restaurant, KOA Speer Electronics, National Fuel, Northwest Savings Bank, Shults Toyota-Scion/Edmond Chevrolet, Sundahl & Co. Insurance, and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

A sneak preview of several auction items is available in the Chamber office windows at 121 Main Street, and on the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Additional auction item photos will be added to the Facebook page throughout the week leading up to the event. Featured items include Zippo, Case, and other local products; paintings and other pieces by local artists; Buffalo Bills tickets; an Elvis memorabilia collection; home, office, and outdoor merchandise; a hand-crafted wooden rocking Harley Davidson motorcycle; a Victorian Steampunk Lamp created from Bradford City water system components, and more.

Admission is $25.00 per person, with reservations required. For reservations or to pre-bid on any live auction items featured on the Facebook page, contact the BACC Office at 814-368-7115 or email kara.kennedy@bradfordchamber.com.

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