The Northern Gila County Historical Society held the first event of the week-long celebration of Payson's 125th Anniversary.
The food and events manager for the 125th, Gary Bedsworth, served German potato salad and German-style sauerkraut and cooked the brats made by Charlie Adcock, a local German butcher and owner of Charlie's Meats.
Beer and Brats is an annual event of the Northern Gila County Historical Society. This year the event was held outside on the grass at the museum to give it a German beer garden flavor.
Each attendee was given either a beer or wine glass with the 125th logo on it. Also being offered were auction or raffle ticket items.