Jensen’s Oktoberfest fundraiser coming Saturday

Perhaps Jensen’s is onto something, like the first person who ever put peanut butter together with jelly.

In a seemingly odd pairing of events, Saturday marks not only a 5k fun walk, but also an Oktoberfest celebration.

The inaugural Jensen’s Community Breast Cancer Walk and Oktoberfest will kick off at 9 a.m. at Rim of the World High School. After the walk, as part of their registration fee, participants can enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest meal of German sausage, German potato salad and sauerkraut at Jensen’s Blue Jay market, 27264 Highway 189.

Both events are open to all.

Registration for the fun walk is $25 (or $30 the day of the event) for the walk for adults and $10 (or $15 the day of the event) for kids 8 to 13. Registration includes the full Oktoberfest lunch, a commemorative
t-shirt and bracelet, and a “goody bag” which will include lots of free
treats.

Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation to help fight breast cancer.

In addition, during the month
of October, all Jensen’s mountain locations will be raising money for
the Susan G. Komen Foundation with in-store $1 and $5 donation slips.

Joining Jensen’s in their fundraising efforts are groups such as
the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Mountains Community Hospital, the
Soroptomist Club, Fischle Instant Printing and Rim High wrestling, cheer
and Interact Club.

The
Oktoberfest celebration, at which beer and a loaded potato soup will also be available, will continue from 11 a.m. to 6
p.m.

According to a press release, the Jensen’s Community Breast Cancer Walk and Oktoberfest is the brain child of Jensen’s buyer Kim Grotewold and former Jensen’s deli manager Chris Navratil, a breast cancer survivor, as a way to promote mountain community involvement, raise awareness and thank Jensen’s customers for their loyalty and trust over the past 70 years.

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