ST. CLOUD -- The Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud hosted its Oktoberfest fundraiser last night.

The night featured an authentic German meal prepared by the St. Cloud Tech Culinary Arts program, a live and silent auction, and music by the Elk River German Band.

Laura Hood is the director of the Whitney Senior Center and says the event is a celebration.

"Every year we gather for our [Oktoberfest] fundraiser and celebrate all that German heritage," Hood says.

The event sold out as over 250 people came out to enjoy the event.

Hood says her favorite part of the event is just getting to know the people that gather at the event and she appreciates the support from the community.

"[The Whitney Senior Center] is a very important community amenity," Hood says.

"So the support that donors make to it just enriches the lives of all who attend here."

All proceeds from the meal and auction went to the Whitney Senior Center and their programs.


Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON