MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- The seasons are changing again here at Camp Lejeune, this time to a cooler, more temperate climate filled with vibrant colors and the crisp smell of freshly fallen leaves. This time of year is rich in tradition and historically associated with the harvest, and what better way to celebrate the coming of fall than with an Oktoberfest.
More than 75 people joined members of the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Wives Club in the thrift shop parking lot here Oct. 15, to enjoy the festivities of the club’s Oktoberfest.
“This is a great opportunity to have some festive fun,” said Rachel Naw, chairperson for the club’s Ways and Means committee. “Plus, it’s the only place you can make your own scarecrow and help support the wives club.”
The Oktoberfest, which was sponsored by local businesses, included activities such as scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, face painting, moonwalks, arts and crafts and free food and drinks, according to Naw.
All proceeds raised by ticket sales during the fest were given to the club’s administration account and will be used to support club-sponsored events like Red Cross donations, the widow’s luncheon and other events.
“It was a beautiful fall day,” said Naw. “It was a lot of fun for participants and visitors alike. It was an event that you could bring the whole family to and have a great time, the kids especially loved it!”