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Wurst Fest celebrates Frankfort’s German roots

A bplays previous Frankfort Lions Wurst Festival.  |  Supplied photo

A band plays at a previous Frankfort Lions Wurst Festival. | Supplied photo

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Updated: August 21, 2014 2:13AM



Attendees can sip beer, eat bratwurst and listen to Die Musikmeisters — a German band — at the upcoming Frankfort Lions Wurst Festival.

The annual event, slated for 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Oak and Kansas streets in downtown Frankfort, also features a raffle with cash prizes.

“This year, we’re going back to the town’s German roots,” said Margaret Farina, a member of the Frankfort Lions festival committee, adding that organizers expect 400 to 500 people to attend.

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include an automatic entry into the raffle and already are on sale.

“Our main raffle prize is $10,000,” Farina said.

The second-prize winner receives $1,000, and third prize is $750. There are a total of seven cash prizes, the winners of which are to be announced at 11 p.m. Winners need not be present.

Traditional German food such as bratwurst, pretzels and Warsteiner — a German beer — will be for sale, along with soft drinks and bottled water. Attendees must by 21 or older.

Proceeds will benefit the Frankfort Lions Club Community Charities.

The Frankfort Lions serve a variety of community needs, such as delivering food baskets during the holiday season and funding scholarships.

To buy tickets, call (815) 682-8283, visit the Frankfort Lions Club of Illinois page on Facebook, or email frankfortlions@gmail.com.



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