Octoberfest At Merritt

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The Second Annual October-fest at the Merritt Center is a benefit for the center's returning vets program.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20.

Music begins at 10:30 a.m.

  • The Peaceful Warriors
  • Irish Tenor
  • Poetry, prose and more

Other things to experience during the day":

  • Healing Touch
  • Massage
  • Walk the new labyrinth

Bocce Ball Tournament begins at 11:30 a.m.

(Tournament entry fee is $10 per person, two person teams.)

Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

There will be sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, sodas and water for $2 each.

Raffle / Open Mike is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Bocce Ball Trophy awards at 5 p.m.

The closing ceremony is at 6 p.m.

This is a fund-raising event for the Welcome Home returning Veterans Program.

The program offers vets techniques to ease the re-entry into their civilian life.

The Merritt Center is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization.

Their Web site is: www.merrittcenter.org.

Event parking will be at the Rim Country Mall, Manzanita and Highway 260.

A shuttle bus will run every 15 minutes.

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