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Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise planning Oktoberfest Oct. 1 | Harvest for the Community

The Rotary Club of Kent Sunrise is planning a fundraising event for several important causes close to the hearts of the members.

The fall Harvest for the Community event is scheduled from noon until 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1

The club is hosting a family-friendly Kent Oktoberfest. The event will take place rain or shine under tents at Town Square Plaza in downtown Kent.

The $25 admission ($20 in advance) includes a German stein filled with the first beer (wine and soft drinks also available).

Admission includes entertainment and entry to the Family fest.

The club will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to benefit returning veterans in the south King County region.

The club will be working with the Kent Armory and Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation to provide services to the veterans.

Marge Williams, the program chair for club, said the title of the program is “All gave, some gave all.”

She said the club members are committed to helping returning veterans and would like the community to join in the cause.

“The military can’t ask for money, but we opened the door by asking how we could help,” Williams said.

She noted one of the most important areas of concern is jobs for returning veterans. Many left jobs that are longer available when the veterans return.

“People want to help, but they don’t know how,” she said.

One of the ways is to join the rotary for the Harvest of  the Community event.

The club will have a booth and be selling tickets at the “Find it in Kent Expo” Sept. 28 at the ShoWare Center.

Also  visit www.OktoberfestKent.com to purchase tickets.

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