A taste of October, German style

  • Musician Gabriel Kasperek gets members of the crowd involved as they were treated to an Oktoberfest celebration by the band Alpine Thunder Tuesday night at the Fox Lake Library.

      Musician Gabriel Kasperek gets members of the crowd involved as they were treated to an Oktoberfest celebration by the band Alpine Thunder Tuesday night at the Fox Lake Library. photos by Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comPeople were treated to an Oktoberfest celebration as the band Alpine Thunder performed traditional German songs Tuesday night at the Fox Lake Library.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comPeople were treated to an Oktoberfest celebration as the band Alpine Thunder performed traditional German songs Tuesday night at the Fox Lake Library.

 
 
Updated 9/30/2014 10:56 PM

The Fox Lake Library came alive Tuesday night as Alpine Thunder performed for a packed house.

The Oktoberfest style celebration featured traditional German music, pretzels and hot cider. The only thing missing was the beer.

 

Musician Gabriel Kasperek of Park Ridge told stories and explained the history behind each song as the band got the crowd holding hands, clapping and singing along.

Alpine Thunder is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is headed up by Correll Schumaker of Rolling Meadows, Ken Marx of Park Ridge and Gabriel Kasperek of Park Ridge. It is also the house band for the Hofbrauhaus in Rosemont.

The fun will continue this Saturday in Fox Lake as they host a Oktoberfest beer and Wine walk from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Fox Lake on Grand Avenue.

To find out more visit www.foxlake.org.

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