As many as 50 men and women show up every Wednesday morning of the year to volunteer as part of the beautification crew. Last year this added up to over 7,500 combined hours contributed on Wednesdays alone. In addition, many of the volunteer crew put in countless hours before, during and after Oktoberfest, Gartenfests and all the other festivities held on our grounds
It is Beautifications’ task to maintain the club’s grounds and buildings as well as all the equipment needed to get the jobs done. On the grounds we have two carpentry shops and electrical, plumbing, painting, machine and welding shops.
Among the maintenance performed are keeping the over 200 concrete tables and benches in the garden in good shape, repairing and painting all the tables and chairs used during Oktoberfest and keeping the stage, bars, food service buildings and all the storage buildings in shape. To do this we have skilled painters, electricians, roofers, plumbers, welders, mechanics, carpenters and masons.
Beautification members also do all of the horticulture work needed to maintain the trees, shrubbery and lawns. We have over 25 acres that are mowed and hedged. Garden areas need constant pruning, planting and weeding.
But Beautification is not all work and no play. Mid-morning everyone breaks for coffee and cookies prepared by our volunteer kitchen crew and come noon they are rewarded with a delicious hot lunch. There is also, of course the congeniality and camaraderie that comes from working together and the satisfaction that comes from working with ones hands and contributing to our club.
New members are always welcome and no particular skills are needed to volunteer. We’ll find a place for you. For more information contact chairman Steve Eichner at 997-9470.