Members of Looking Glass staff and their family and friends volunteered to staff an ice cream booth, generously donated by Stepping Stone Program Supervisor Scott Wilson and his family, at this year’s Oktoberfest event in Mt. Angel. The event only allows non-profits to run the food booths and Scott’s family arranged for some German-themed modifications to be made on their booth as well as towing it up there and supplying the inventory at wholesale cost. The four day event (which draws annual crowds of over 300,000 people to the 3,500 person town) generated more than $11,000 for Looking Glass!
Filling a shift schedule for four days with volunteers willing to drive 90 minutes north was a challenge but Looking Glass staff members came through and really seemed to enjoy themselves while making a lot of happy customers (and new Looking Glass supporters) by plying them with delicious treats.
A special thank you goes out to all 23 staff and family/friends volunteers who worked the booth and a VERY SPECIAL thank you goes to Scott Wilson and his family for providing us with such an amazing ice cream booth and spent countless hours setting up, working and tearing down for this event.
Prost (Cheers in German)!