German dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Club scholarships

Courtesy photo. West Parish Church's 2019 scolarship award winners, from left, were Taylor Marrero, Andres Pichardo, Yankuel Ceballos, Dalis Cabrera, Biorveranis Reyes, Marielis Rodriguez, Lidyannette Gonzalez, John Omosefe, Ashley Gonzalez, Bryanna Matias, Zuleydy Perez, and Zoe Marrero. Other recipients, not pictured, were Anairis Caraballo, Jailene Garcia, Brian Martinez, Maribel Mateo, Bryanna Matias, Sabrina Paulino and Yeraldo Rodriguez. 

West Parish Church Men's Club is planning a German Oktoberfest dinner to benefit its Lawrence Boys & Girls Club scholarship program.

On the menu is a choice of sauerbraten (sweet and sour marinated beef with gravy) or bratwurst, served with spaetzle (handmade egg noodles with gravy), red cabbage, sauerkraut and applesauce.

A drive-through will be set up at the church on Reservation Road starting at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. Tickets are $15, with profits benefiting the 17-year-old scholarship program.

"There have been 99 scholarships given since 2013 totaling $78,000," said dinner organizer Jonathan Glesmann.

Scholarships were $500 until three years ago, he said, then doubled to $1,000,.

 "Many are repeat recipients, as we helped them through their college years," Glessman added.

Advance tickets can be purchased through the Facebook event "Oktoberfest Drive Through Dinner" under "Find Tickets."

When paying online, for "description" specify either "sauerbraten" and/or "bratwurst" and the number of each.

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Organizers encourage pre-paid customers to pick up meals by 6 p.m.

Cash and credit cards will also be accepted the day of the event.

Scholarship details are at

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