The verdict is in: Oktoberfest was definitely a hit


What an awesome day for Oktoberfest! The weather was just perfect for an outside community event. There were a lot of people there and I hope you were one of them. There are so many great people that make this event happen, like all of our volunteers who came together and pitched in. We had lots of fun things to do like the best dressed dog contest, Master/Lil Miss Oktoberfest contests, Mr./Mrs. Oktoberfest contests, hot dog eating contest, stein holding contest, games, rides, German food, entertainment and something new this year: Kiwanis Big Duck and Cirque Du Soleil, both a big hit. For 32 years the Chamber has been hosting this event and the feedback has been that this was one of the best!

What did you think about Oktoberfest? Send us an e-mail at We want to hear from you.

Oktoberfest sponsors really contributed to the success of this event. Major sponsors were: Montrose Travel, Glendale NewsPress, La Cañada Valley Sun, ACE Beverage, La Cañada Outlook. Platinum sponsor was the Sparr Heights District Business Association. Our gold sponsors were J’s Maintenance & Maid Service and Crescenta Valley Weekly. Silver sponsor was Andy’s Transfer & Storage, Pasadena Magazine, Glendale Harley Davidson, Keller Williams. Supporters were Jenkins Properties Management, Southern California Edison, Frank’s Vacuum & Sewing, Tender Treasures, Escrow for You and S.I.G. Property Management.

Here are other businesses that I would like to thank for donating to our various contests:

El Charro, New Moon, Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, Once Upon a Time, OnlyHelpfulBooks.Com, Purple Paws Dog Training, Verdugo Pet Cabin, Bronson Photography and Schriener’s Fine Sausages. Thank you for your gifts; we appreciate it!

Please join us tonight, Thursday, Oct 8 at 5 p.m. for a ribbon cutting and grand opening of La Perla Design Gallery; 2315 Honolulu Ave. in Montrose.

Chamber members: Do you have something about your business you would like advertised…free? If you would like to take advantage of this benefit please call me for details.

The Chamber is located at 3516 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale and can be reached by telephone at (818) 249-7171 or by e-mail

The Chamber is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and is closed on Friday.

Help the small business stay in business. Remember: Shop Montrose!

Marian E. Jocz is the executive director of the Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber of Commerce.