The lederhosen-clad musicians under the big tent belted out tunes of “Barbara Polka” and “Oktoberfest Ist Heute.” Alumni, parents, and friends ducked into the Stone Barn to snack on bratwurst and sauerkraut or hot pretzels and mustard. An army of Alumni Association volunteers served a range of local beers on tap and offered a cold vat of cider.
Monktoberfest 2017 drew more than 150 people to the Stone Barn to celebrate the harvest season together, to make new memories, and to support student scholarships.
Alumni events like this have helped generate proceeds that have established the first Alumni Association Scholarship. The Alumni Association scholarship was awarded to Brendon Keady ’20 this year. Ellis Baum ’98, Chair of the Alumni Association Board, said, “I would like to thank all of you who have attended Alumni Association events (Ice Bar, Alumni Weekend, Monktoberfest) and have bought raffle tickets or bid on auction items while at those events—you have made this happen!”