The No Coast Derby Girls roller skated in their booth, the Lincoln Fire and Rescue Pipe and Drum Corps blew out bagpipe music, and Tom Bassett called out his auction chant as a crowd of 600 people tasted samples from dozens of food and brewery booths Oct. 19 at the Lancaster Event Center.

The 24th annual Lincoln Okto Beerfest event was sponsored and organized by the Lincoln Sertoma Clubs for the nonprofit Nebraska State Stroke Association (NSSA), which was founded in Lincoln in 1985. Proceeds will benefit NSSA’s education efforts to prevent stroke and assist stroke survivors and their families. All attendees received an Act F.A.S.T. card or sticker encouraging them to remember that stroke is an emergency.

“More than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. The dollars raised by this event help us continue to provide stroke awareness to people of all ages across Nebraska,” said Denise Gorski, president of NSSA’s board. “We thank the Lincoln Sertoma Clubs for their years of dedication. We also thank all the attendees, volunteers and the more than 100 local and national businesses who contributed – food donors, event sponsors, auction donors, booth vendors, breweries and distributors.”

Located at 6900 L St. in Lincoln, the NSSA provides speakers and resources at no charge. For more information or to share your stroke story, see nebraskastroke.org or call 402-484-8131.

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