Oktoberfest celebration

By Joyce Ervin

The Oktoberfest Celebration held at the Original Gravity Brewing Co. was a lively place where attendees enjoyed the special traditional and non-traditional German beer and great food, while listening to the live music provided by Dragon Wagon.
The beer tent offered some great brews on tap that was the perfect drink to wash down the brats and the very cheesy baked macaroni offered up by Slows Bar BQ.
Brad Sancho is the brewer and his two sons, Mason10, and Porter 6, made sure to get their favorite from the Slows food station; mac and cheese. Their mother, Rochelle Sancho, said it was the boy’s favorite thing to order from Slow’s.
Outside the building a cornhole tournament was held to benefit Moving Milan Forward, a grassroots organization dedicated to keeping Milan moving toward the future.
 The proceeds from the charitable event will be added to the general fund.  Member, Salvatore Calabrese, said the organization was hoping to one day purchase a truck that would open with a stage that groups and organizations in the community could take to events.
 Local businesses donated more than $400 in prizes for the winners of the tournament to include a $100 gift card from the venue.  Taking home the First-Place prize was a team named “These Guys”, who divvied up more than $200 in prizes.  Two other teams were awarded prizes.
The day of fun and competition resulted in $130 going to the coffers of MMF.  Worth noting is Calabrese, who is known as the fictitious Southeast Michigan’s champion to spur the competition.  Not only did he lose the game, the mighty Calabrese lost his title.
Pumpkins and hay bales set the mood for the event that was billed as food, beer, music and merrymaking, with the event offering just that.

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