Special to the Mirror

MONTROSE– The leaves are turning gold, and local brewers are toasting the season with a rich palette of reds, browns, ambers and even darker craft brews. Come and celebrate with us, as the Black Canyon Homebrewers Association hosts the Sev- enth Annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 6th in Centennial Plaza from 1 to 6 pm. The event will benefit All Points Transit, a non- profit transit agency serving Montrose and Delta counties and portions of San Miguel and Ouray counties.

The event will feature beer tasting from 17 Western Slope breweries. For a $20 donation you can enjoy great beer, deli- cious food and music by some of our ar- ea’s most talented musicians. If you are under 21 or do not wish to participate in the tasting, a $5.00 donation will get you into the event. Featured bands include Funkdafari, Hillbilly Healers and A Thin Air. Also enjoy traditional “oompah” mu- sic from a local band between music sets.

All Points Transit is a 501c3 charitable organization, whose mission is to provide safe, reliable transportation by promoting accessibility and independence for seniors, persons with disabilities and the general public in our service area.

In continuous operation for more than 32 years serving the needs of seniors 60+ and people with disabilities, All Points Transit provides driver assisted door-to-door scheduled transportation for those who need it most. They recently expanded their transit ser- vice to include a flex route in Montrose and Olathe with more than 80 convenient flex stops.

The proceeds from Oktoberfest ticket sales will go directly into operations. This is the second year All Points has benefited from the Oktoberfest.

“We are very fortunate to have this op- portunity to raise much-needed operational funds, and we thank the Montrose Home- brewers Association for allowing us to benefit from this event,” All Points Transit Executive Director Terri Wilcox said. “We look forward to seeing you there.”

For more information, contact Terri Wil- cox at or 970- 249-8865.