Coos Bay, OR (September 30, 2011) – The 2011 Octoberfish festival has great food, art, music and family fun! Come to the Old Charleston School Saturday October 8 from noon to 7pm, rain or shine. Enjoy live music, tasty food, local vendors, games, raffle prizes and more! Admission is $1/person, and all admission and meal proceeds support ORCCA's children's programs.
Music lovers will be thrilled by performances from seven local bands including Dale Inskeep Band, Ston Soup, Sean and Marley, WE ARE GO, Che's lounge, Los Panchos, and African drumming and dance by Rhythm Village.
Octoberfish is an annual celebration of the bounty of the South Coast. One of the many attractions is the BBQ by the Tuna Guys. Dinners include locally caught tuna, rice, veggies, dinner rolls, grilling hot dogs with all the fixings, chips and a drink. Food is $9/person or $20 for a family. Other event highlights include face-painting and games, old fashioned apple press, a Virtual Solar Tour by SolCoast, and a special disaster preparedness kit raffle prize from the Coos Bay Elks #1160.
North Coast Electric is stepping up as the main sponsor of the 2011 Octoberfish Festival. North Coast Electric contributed $1,000 to cover the cost of food and activity supplies, and any remaining funds will go directly to help local kids. North Coast Electric is also donating propane and use of a BBQ. "Our goal was to support this great community event, and also support children in distress on the South Coast. We are happy to be able to sponsor Octoberfish, and we look forward to volunteering in other ways to help local kids thrive." said John Dougherty, Manager of the local North Coast Electric.
Other sponsors have supported with cash, in-kind donations, or provided discounts to the festival, including NW Natural, Pepsi-Cola, Williams Bakery, Roto Rooter, Cash ‘n’ Carry, Port of Coos Bay and the Old Charleston school. This event is organized and staffed by agency staff and volunteers.
Check out vendor tables for fun activities, information, and arts and crafts. Vendors include High Tide Café, Coos Bay Elks #1160, Safer Coastlines, South Slough Reserve, SolCoast Companies, ORCO Arts, Empire Gallery, The South Coast Inventors, Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association, the Empire Wood Boat Center and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.
Oregon Coast Community Action is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, please call (541) 888-1574 or learn more at www.orcca.us.
Interviews Available: Madeline Enos, Oregon Coast Community Action
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