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OkSOBERfest Puts an Alcohol Free Spin on Fall Fun

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UNK- "Oktoberfest" might be a familiar celebration this month but what about "OkSOBERfest?"

OkSOBERfest, an annual event by the UNK Peer Health Education student organization, is set for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

"Every year we plan this night of alcohol free fun for Halloween," said Ismael Torres, UNK health education coordinator. "This year's event will be a mini carnival with games and prizes that you would see at a regular carnival."

The event will take place in the Cushing Field House from eight to 11 p.m.

This year, peer health education received support for the event from Region 3 Behavioral Health Services and Loper Programming Activities Council (LPAC). Chartwell's will also be providing a variety of carnival foods for attendees.

"Members of student organizations such as Peer Health Education, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi and LPAC have volunteered to facilitate this event," Torres said.

"There will be many booths with different carnival games such as: plate break, mini-golf and ring toss," Torres said. "We will also have a costume contest with singles, doubles and group contestants."

The UNK OkSOBERfest event received the Area Five Award for Excellence for Outstanding Program of 2006-2007 from the Bacchus Network. The network is the parent organization to peer health organizations across the country.

"Members of the peer health education organization at UNK will be attending the national convention in November and hope to earn such a great honor again." Torres said.

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