Community celebrates PortOberfest at City Hall Park

There was a long line for bratwursts and beer at the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce’s PortOberfest celebration on September 24 as members of the community came out to enjoy the sunny weather and a celebration with friends and neighbors.

The event featured booths from local art vendors, live music by the Hunter Wall Band, Oktoberfest beer from local breweries and bratwursts supplied by Grateful Redz Hot Dogz.

“Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at PortOberfest last Saturday,” the chamber of commerce wrote in a Facebook post after the event.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to our amazing members that made this event possible: big shout out to Grateful Redz Hot Dogz, Stock the Bar, and Acentria Insurance for providing us with event insurance. Last but not least a big thank you goes out to our sponsors Lisa Forehand with Beach Properties Real Estate Group and BeMajor team, Exp Realty.”

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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