Children were treated to many games and prizes at the Oktoberfest in the Town of New Haven Saturday. Pictured are council members Grant Hysell (with back to camera) and Matt Shell, right, as they assist children in throwing a football through a hula hoop. There were inflatables, pumpkin decorating, and a Chinese auction at the event, along with many other activities.
Pumpkin decorating was a popular event at the New Haven Oktoberfest. Pumpkins were supplied by Bob’s Market and Greenhouses, Inc., and decorations were provided by the town. Each child got to take their masterpiece home after the festival.
Pumpkin decorating winners were chosen by judge and Sheriff Greg Powers at the New Haven Oktoberfest Saturday. First-place winner was Rose Brown, shown next to the sheriff; second-place winner was Lillian Roush, front right, and third-place winner was Alex Roush.
Even the adults got in on the action at the New Haven Oktoberfest. Pictured are candidates and office holders joining in the seed spitting contest. Pictured, from left, are WV Senator Mitch Carmichael, who won the contest; New Haven Councilman Grant Hysell; Scott Brewer, candidate for 13th District House of Delegates; Sheriff Greg Powers; County Commissioner Tracy Doolittle, as she checks her seed spitting distance; and Sam Nibert, candidate for county commission.
Little Landon Shell is pictured sitting inside the firetruck at the Oktoberfest Saturday. Members of the New Haven Fire Department were on hand to allow the children to “test drive” and see all the gears located on the engine.
Sack races entertained children at the Oktoberfest in New Haven Saturday. Winners received gift cards for their efforts.
A little wave of the hand marked the end of the inflatable obstacle course for this young lad at Saturday’s Oktoberfest in New Haven.
Mason County Sheriff’s Department D.A.R.E. Officer Troy Stewart is pictured as he shows a youngster what it feels like to operate a remote control car while “intoxicated.” The special eyeglasses provided by the officer demonstrates how a person feels when they have had too much alcohol to drink.