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Eat, drink and be caring at Oktoberfeast

By Sean Chase, The Daily Observer

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The Ghost Town Cryers were the headlining act during the third annual OktoberFeast held at the Petawawa Civic Centre last Friday night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The Ghost Town Cryers were the headlining act during the third annual OktoberFeast held at the Petawawa Civic Centre last Friday night in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

 

PETAWAWA – It was a night that celebrated food, drink and music in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

While rain may have put the damper on crowd turnout, the third annual OktoberFeast still attracted brewers and beer enthusiasts, vineyards and wine connoisseurs, restaurants and foodies to the Petawawa Civic Centre last Friday.

Dubbed as the ‘Eat, drink and be caring’ event, the Oktoberfeast venue was a collective effort between Ontario craft brewers, wineries and gourmet food vendors to raise money in the fight against cancer. Roger Martin, the community office manager for Renfrew County, said this event has grown in popularity in such a short time.

“People are always looking to go out and have a great time,” said Martin. “What better way to have fun and for a great cause.”

Entertainment for the evening was provided by The Ghost Town Cryers and Damon Betz. Organizers wished to thank major sponsors Henry's Furniture, SunSign Graphics, Neville Century 21, Petawawa Mortages and MyFM. Martin also lauded the Town of Petawawa's parks and recreation department for helping set up the venue in the Civic Centre's parking lot.

The next major event for the Canadian Cancer Society will be Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer, a two-kilometre non-competitive walk being held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Petawawa's Centennial Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

SChase@postmedia.com