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The sixth annual Oktoberfest Forks & Corks fundraiser for the Gemütlichkeit Foundation Scholarship Program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the La Crosse Center. 

The event, for people 21 and older, will feature internationally themed wines expertly matched with gourmet cuisine from Pogreba's Restaurant.

Special guests Gambi and the Oktoberfest Royal Family will unveil the commemorative button design for Oktoberfest 2019, with buttons up for bid. 

Tickets for the event are $40 per person or $500 for a table of 10. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for graduating seniors at nine local schools. To purchase tickets, visit or stop by Pogreba’s Restaurant, 1232 Avon St., or the Oktoberfest USA Office at Second and La Crosse streets.

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