Lidl Sponsoring Oktoberfest for Charity at Whitman Mall

Lidl, the grocery store chain that acquired Best Market, will host two Oktoberfest events to support a children’s charity on Long Island.

All proceeds will benefit the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, which assists sick and underprivileged children in the region, providing hospitals and child-care facilities with therapeutic and recreational equipment, defraying medical expenses for families in need, and offering children special wishes and gifts throughout the year.

“We are proud to partner with Lidl and appreciate their generous support for our work with the neediest children and their families on Long Island,” John Theissen, executive director and founder of the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. “This donation will help us bring smiles and make a difference in the lives of thousadnds of kids in our community.”

 The events will include award-winning beer freshly baked, authentic Oktoberfest fare, including Bavarian pretzels and sizzling bratwurst. Smitty’s Polka Band, Melinda and the Oompahs, and Street Beat Brass will provide traditional German entertainment.

The Oktoberfests are scheduled for Sept.21-22 at 812 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches, and Sept. 28-29 at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. Both run from 1-6 p.m.

“We are thrilled to show our support for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, a cause that has helped so many children in need on Long Island,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. “Our team looks forward to celebrating Oktoberfest with the community and bringing authentic, award-winning beer and food that benefits this inspiring charity.”


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