McKenzie Cider and Beer Festival Begins

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — What started with a single donation has since sparked a movement of giving in Springfield, a new nonprofit called Belly-Full is helping to feed hungry children and families.

The final preps are under way and it’s going to be bustling Friday night. More than 40 cider and craft beer brewers will be in town for this big fundraiser.

Ninkasi will be on hand, plus micro brews from Oregon, California and Washington.

It’s the first ever McKenzie Cider and Beer Festival at the Willamalane Event Center sponsored by the McKenzie After Five Rotary Club and the Springfield Rotary Club.

All proceeds will go to Belly-Full, a Rotary project in conjunction with Food for Lane County that feeds hungry children and their families in Springfield.

The event has been two years in the making.

“We want to make sure that people come, right? Because if it’s just our the 300 volunteers and all the rotary groups and the sponsors. We need the public. We are hoping 2,500 to 4,000 between the two nights,” said Tami Humphries, Event Organizer.

In addition to cider and beer, Hole in the Wall BBQ and Mr. Chang’s Oriental Noodles will offer food, and eight bands will provide entertainment.

Three Rivers Casino also has a booth.

TVs will be set up so Ducks and Beavers fans can watch the games on Saturday.

Event tickets are available at the door for $15. The event runs Friday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 11 p.m.

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  1. Steve says:

    I don’t see where you tell us WHERE it is. Odd

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