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COMMUNITY DIGEST In TIDBITS FOR AND ABOUT GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN GILROY ELKS LODGE OCTOBERFEST On October 8th the Gilroy Elks Lodge turned into a beer hall with music by Fellow Elk, Steve McGinnis and the Internationals Band. Dinner was prepared by Chef Dave Bozzo featuring bratwurst and sauerkraut with sweet Bavarian mustard, German potato salad, pretzel rolls with caraway salt, and apple strudel. There was time for singing, dancing and even the Alpine horns. About $12,000 in proceeds were contributed to the Elks Scholarship Fund.  COMMUNITY OF GILROY PORCHFEST GILROY PorchFest Gilroy has been held on the third Saturday of September since its inception in 2014. Barbara Bottini, Eileen Cuevas and Carol DeSantis along with help from Chris Bevilacqua and Deby Dalcin make up the committee that has produced this free musical event. These women obtain the signatures required by the City of Gilroy from each resident along Hanna Street between Third and Sixth Streets. In addition they contact specific homeowners for the use of their porches, and send out requests for musicians via the website created for them by Marty Anderson. This enjoyable event, funded by generous donations, finds musicians and audience members alike returning year after year to partake of the wide variety of music that includes a harpist, accordion players, rock and roll bands, jazz singers, blues bands and even a mariachi group or two. GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 31