Oktoberfest is a big 2 1/2 week celebration in Germany that's been happening for 200 years there, since 1810. The celebration has spurred on similar celebrations all over the world where various communities hold their own Oktoberfest festivals. This year, it was time for Niagara Falls, NY to start up a small festival. Included were German foods and beer as well as various vendors, a kid's zone, and authentic German music performed by many Western NYers of German/Austrian/Swiss heritage. They also brought in the Buffalo Jills to meet and greet the patrons as well as sign autographs and pose for pictures. In this time of year, the weather has been going through a large amount of changes and unfortunately, some of the girls who had signed up for this appearance took ill, leaving 4th year ambassador Vincenza to handle things on her own, with me there watching out for her as well as helping out with photos. Anyone who has gotten to know Vincenza at all already knows what an intelligent and personable young lady she is. She mingled with patrons as well as the vendors while signing autographs and taking a few photos for fans. Check out the photos at http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a375/buffalojills2005/2010/Oktoberfest/
Coming up next, the Jills will be putting on a special performance at halftime of the Toronto game on November 7th. The Rock group Hinder is playing a 2-song set and the Jills will be performing along with the music...along with several other dancers including the Bandettes, members of the Buffalo Jills alumni, and members of the Buffalo Jills Ambassador Squad!