Lions call for new blood to run beerfest

TO keep the German beer flowing at Oktoberfest the Emu Park Lions Club is on the hunt for young fresh faces to join their planning team for next year.

While the event last Saturday was a huge success, with record numbers through the gate, Ross Coulter said it was a massive effort for the aging members of the Lions.

“The average age of Lions in Emu Park would be in their 60s,” Ross said.

Ross, at 63, has been a member of the Lions for more than 25 years and is a past president and incumbent vice-treasurer.

He said it had been a great 25 years, but like any group, it grew up.

“Our group has grown up through that period and we are getting old.”

So when it comes to putting together a huge event like Oktoberfest, Ross said, some parts of it were just getting too hard for the aging members.

“The physical work required is just daunting.”

Ross is calling on younger people in the community, who would like to play an active part, to join the club now and ensure the future of events like Oktoberfest and to bring in new ideas.

“It would be a real shame if, because we are getting too old to physically do it, that we would have to stop.”



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