Have you been wanting to connect with your community and have some fun!?  Friends of Chinook School is looking for volunteers who want to help us put on the 17th Annual Oktoberfest, October 7th 5-9.  The Historic Chinook School is an important and necessary gathering place to bring our community together.  This fundraiser helps pay the bills and keeps the doors open.  Join your friends and neighbors in making this years Oktoberfest a success.
To the right is a signup sheet for needed volunteers. Especially needed are event volunteers who are computer saavy and who can register attendees at check-in and assist with check-out.   Help is needed for a variety of tasks in the auction. Also needed are food and coffee servers, and a coordinator who can recruit and manage the young servers.  We also need help at the end of the event to take down chairs and tables.  There are lots of other jobs too, so take a look at the list.  Your help is really appreciated.


  • Five people to work the check-in and check-out positions.  These volunteers need to know how to use a computer and be available to take a class and learn the online Auctria software.  A Zoom class will be conducted the week of the event.  At the event they will greet, register customers, check-in, sell tickets, and assign bid numbers at the front door. Check-in two hour shift. Checkout shift is 8-9:30pm.
  • Two bartenders for wine and beer. They must get at MAST online wine and beer server permit to be licensed to work the beer garden and/or the main event center bar. 
  • Four or five people to assist with the silent and live auction staging and layout and assist at the event with managing the auction items and checkout. Terri and Ron Bernard will be coordinating.
  • Lucinda Lee will build the auction catalog and make the bid sheets. She will need a helper to bundle baskets.
  • Auction Procurement. Two or three people to collect the donations and deliver them with the procurement sheet to the school. Natasha has been soliciting these items.
  • Three people to help with the decorations on September 30-Oct 3. Laura Osborne will be the coordinator.
  • Three people to set up the Event Center – setting up the tables, ironing the table cloths, create center pieces. On September 30-Oct 3. Vera will be the coordinator
  • Food prep. Vera is the contact for this. Helpers in the kitchen must apply for a food handler permit. Vinessa Karnofski is our chef.
  • Four to Five Food Servers
  • Young Servers Coordinator
  • Cleanup after the event in the kitchen and table and chairs
  • Parking Set up and management on day of the event, October 7.
  • Beer Garden Setup. 3-5 people to put up the tent, set out chairs, decorate, prepare the bar. Tent needs to be up by October 4th.

2023 FOCS 17th Annual


October 7, 2023

Chinook Event Center, 5-9 pm


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