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Ransom ready for music, fun





RANSOM -- Saturday's Oktoberfest in Ransom will be full of fun, music and a variety of activities for all ages, according to organizers.

Saturday will mark Ransom's fourth annual Oktoberfest since its revival, said Joni Kisslinger, secretary and treasurer of the Ransom Oktoberfest Committee.

The Oktoberfest activities and vendors will be set up on the town's main street, or Vermont Street.

Oktoberfest will feature traditional activities such as the keg tap, which will take place at noon, but also offer a new activity.

Kisslinger said the Ness County Amusement Co. will be setting up a train set and swing.

She said rides will be available from 1 to 5 p.m.

Kisslinger said tickets can be purchased to ride the rides, or a wrist band can be purchased for the afternoon.

In addition to rides and other activities, two bands will offer live entertainment Saturday evening.

Moody Hooters will kick off the music at 4 p.m., followed by Delbert Russell's Thrill Cage at 7:30.

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Additional Ransom Oktoberfest activities:

* Booster club for Western Plains breakfast from 6 to 10 a.m. at the VFW.

* TLB's Prairie Pumpkins Petting Zoo from 1 to 5 p.m.

* Vendors along main street (Vermont Street) will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.

* A parade at 2 p.m.

* A raffle drawing at 7 p.m.

* Breakfast at the Garage Bar & Grill after concert finishes.