On October 12th, I photographed at Oktoberfest which is put on by the Morton Community Foundation. "The Morton Community Foundation was formed as a “Community Trust” or “Savings Account” created by Morton people for Morton people for the benefit of generations to come. Donations to the Morton Community Foundation offer financial benefits and tax incentives. When donors give to a fund, their principal gift will never be spent. Instead, it is invested... and the proceeds from the investments are used to benefit their favorite organizations or fields of interest."
The Morton Community Foundation has many different types of funds. One I am partial to is the The Renee M. Mahrt Memorial Scholarship. Renee was my best friend growing up and in 2007 she was tragically killed in a car accident. This fund was set up to be awarded to a worthy Morton High School female student track or cross country participant pursuing a college education. The scholarship has been established to assist a deserving student who desires to pursue a college education.
This year was the 3rd Annual Oktoberfest fundraiser. It is held at Wildwood Farms in Morton and there is food, music, and a silent and live auction. The money raised from this fundraiser goes towards the operating costs of the Morton Community Foundation. It's a fun event where people come dressed in their best German attire.
Here are a few photos from the event, but be sure to check out more in the gallery!