ELY– The Annual Community Polka Festival will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Ely American Legion Hall, 1545 Main St., Ely. This is a fundraiser for St. Luke’s Child Protection Center.
The event will begin with a Polka Service of worship at 10:30 a.m. at the legion hall led by Pastor Erika Uthe of the sponsoring church, St. John Lutheran, ELCA of Ely. It will be followed by a meal from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Activities and a dance will follow until 3 p.m.
This is a traditional Oktoberfest, the meal including bratwurst, sauerkraut and hot German potato salad. There are the more American options of hotdogs, baked beans and chips as well.
The meal and/or entertainment cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 10 years and free for 4 years and under. Tickets will be purchased at the door.
Music will be provided by the Mount Vernon-based, nationally touring polka band, Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen. For more information call St. John Lutheran Church in Ely at 319-848-4510.