It’s Beerfest Saturday (10/23) at Eagle Point, a fundraiser for the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.  At least 50 craft beers will be featured and available to be sampled.  Added to this will be plenty of entertainment, including the music of the Upright Citizens.

According to lead Matthew Dale, the Upright Citizens is an old time string band–an upright bass, banjo, and acoustic guitar. All three members sing–and they play everything from old Elvis tunes to modern rock and roll to bluegrass. They have lots of fans in this area as they performed frequently at well-known local venues.  The members live in the area–Lake Columbia, Wamplers Lake, and Napoleon. Leader Matthew Dale has a Clark Lake connection. His grandfather bought a cottage here in 1947, and his uncle still owns the same cottage.

upright citizens psThe event runs from 12 noon to 5 pm on Saturday, October 24th at the Pointe Bar & Grill, at Eagle Point.  There will be at least 25 people serving the samples of the not fewer than 50 beers. The $30 ticket entitles you to 10 pours.  The first 250 people thru the door will receive a commemorative pint glass bearing the Beerfest logo.  T-shirts will also be available for sale.

The organizers emphasize the fundraising nature of this event. The 7 1/2 mile Clark Lake Spirit Trail is maintained by volunteers.  But infrastructure repairs and improvements require funds, and events like this help get the job done.

Boyers and Omo on Trail ps 2015 05-06

Volunteers Breton Boyers and Dan Omo working on the trail in May 2015