Onslow Co. Oktoberfest gets underway

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) A weekend-long celebration of German culture is underway in Onslow County.

The Oktoberfest festival features German food, clothing, yodeling and even a glow run Friday night.

Onslow Community Outreach director Theo McClammy said the money raised from the festival goes to support the homeless in the county.

“It’s a way for our community to come together to support our charitable programs, especially our soup kitchen, our homeless shelter (and) our free clinic,” said McClammy. “The event has grown so that it’s also attracting visitors to our community.”

The festival is one of four held in Onslow County every year.

The money will also go to renovate the new Onslow Community Outreach building.

The organization needs close to $2 million before renovations will be complete.

 

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