Octoberfest with the Lions

More than 330 people attended the Cologne Lions Club’s Octoberfest event held at the Cologne Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 27. The annual event featured an appetizer and dessert buffet, games, raffle tickets, a costume contest, silent and live auctions, and more. The Lions use proceeds from the event to support the community. The Lions Park, holiday decorations and street banners, Glad Days, and the Cologne Leos Club are a few of the projects that benefit from the event. Here, Roger Storms of Cologne (vampire), Sharon Hartung of Chaska and Jane Wellens of Carver (diva witches with attitude), Charley Streiff of Waconia (Bavarian man), and Connie and Brian Vos of Cologne (Roaring 20s couple) pose by some of the festive decorations. Patriot photo by Todd Moen