Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
Oktoberfest 2011 was a huge success and I want to personally thank everyone who made this great event happen. The theme of our 34th Annual Oktoberfest was “Keeping it Local” with local bands/local acts/local fare/local fun! Now I will add: local volunteers!
Local board members of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce: Scott Trulik of Oceanview Investments, Mike Perry of Fidelity National Title, Jane Kane of Podley Properties, Dr. Mark Anthony of Anthony Chiropractic, Joe Allen of the Glendale Police Department, Mike Shaar of SIG Property Management, Bea Blessley of Jenkins Property Management, Henry Baeza of Montrose Bakery, Charles Beatty, Harriet Hammons of the LAUSD, Jen Swain of Digital Orange Studios, Alfonso Milanese of Callaway Real Estate, Sebu Chatoyan of The Clothing Market, John Yao of Sake Sushi and Gary Godikya of Next Door Cleaners.
Local volunteers: Crescenta Valley Women’s Club, Knights of Columbus, The Kiwanis of La Crescenta, The Soroptomists, The La Crescenta/La Cañada Rotary, Montrose Search and Rescue, Prom Plus, Jenkins Property Management, Jackie’s Hair-a-Go-Go, Fast Web Design, CV Weekly, CV Town Council, CV Insurance, Dilbeck La Cañada and La Crescenta, Prudential Realty La Crescenta, Kecia Wyman, Re-Max Tri City, Podley Properties, SIG Property Management, Keller-Williams Glendale, Century 21 Crest, Property Masters Realty, Rossmoyne, Lisa Stanners, Montrose Travel, CVHS ROTC, Boy Scout Troop #303 and #317 and Clark Magnet High School.
Local sponsors: Ace Beverage, Montrose Travel, AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour, Glendale News Press/L.A. Times, J’s Maintenance and Maid Service, Dolphin Rents, Revolution Dance Center, Montrose Pet Hospital, La Cañada Outlook, Sparr Heights Business District, The Office Of Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Copy Network, Printefex La Cañada, Printefex Glendale, Leo’s All Star Sports Bar and Grill, Glenoaks Escrow, Giuseppe’s Pizza, Billy’s Board Shop, Monster Energy Drink, Prudential California Realty La Crescenta, Blue Moon Lounge, The Clothing Market, SIG Property Management, Power Liquor, Podley Properties, Re/Max Tri-City, and the CV Weekly.
Local acts: Grayson’s Tune Town, Revolution Dance Center, Palpitating Panthers, Vonder Haas Center, Ying Jow Pai, USA Martial Arts and Fred Villaris Live Action Martial Arts.
Local fare: Bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad from Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, strudel, churros and brownies from Montrose Bakery and caramel apples, chocolate dipped apples and nuts from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
Local police: A huge thank you to our Glendale Police Department for their calm yet powerful presence that made for a safe, fun and incident free event!
Local government: Thank you to the City of Glendale for allowing this great event that is in its 34th year to continue.
And last but not least, thank you to the beautiful city of Montrose for allowing us to hold our event on Honolulu Avenue. It was the perfect location!
Until next year, auf weidersehen!