WHATCOM COUNTY, WASH. (Oct. 2019) — The Opportunity Council’s annual Oktoberfest featured seasonal brews from breweries and cider houses and raised over $9,000 for the agency’s Whatcom County Volunteer Center.

This years’ festival was held Friday, Sept. 27, at the Depot Market downtown Bellingham. In addition to seasonal brews, cider, and wine, the event provided Oktoberfest-themed food, music and entertainment. Nearly 500 people attended.

The event proceeds  support the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County’s mission: To mobilize volunteers to meet community needs, build the capacity of organizations to effectively engage volunteers, and inspire support for community service.

Thank you to our sponsors, Heritage Bank, Haggen, Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery, WECU, Exxel Pacific Inc., North Coast Credit Union, Homebridge, Bank of the Pacific, Larson Gross PLLC, 92.9 KISM, Lithtex NW, Signs by Tomorrow

A stellar planning committee organized this event. Thank you to community volunteers Dawn Wefer, Cascade Radio Group; Scott Less, 92.9 KISM; Brandi Civico, Phillips 66, Thomas Boucher, North Coast Credit Union; Jorge Alvarez, Heritage Bank; Max Burrage, Rockwood Realty, Kari Humphreys, Starry Most Productions; Thea Hart, Bellingham Event Security Teams.