Weiner Dog Racing, Live Music, Food & Drink Saturday, September 18

Get your German on Saturday at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage during Oktoberfest from 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.  There will be lots of live music, food & drinks, a stein holding contest, weiner dog racing, and fun for everyone.  Admission is free!

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Here's the schedule: 

Food, drinks and games available 11:00AM-7:00PM

11:00AM: Festival opens to the music of the Guttenberg German Band
12:30PM: Marching in the Keg
1:00PM: Illuminate Dance Troupe - University of Northern Iowa Performance and Polka Dance Lessons
2:00PM: Wiener Dog Parade and Race (registration form at dbqoktoberfest.org)
3:00PM: Americana Band
4:00PM: Masskrugstemmen a/k/a/ the Stein Holding Contest. Registration available onsite that day.
5:15PM: Loras College German Band
7:00PM: Festival closes

Details here: Q Casino Oktoberfest.

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On a completely separate note, have you ever padded an article to increase its word count in order to reach a specific target number? Perhaps while writing a paper in high school or college, you needed some extra words to reach the number the teacher or professor assigned. Or maybe you wanted to improve the look of a paper as it layed out on a page, so you added some extraneous words in order to make the paper look more appealing. Although I can't say with any degree of certainty, I believe padding your word count with unneccessary text would be an example of a workaround, a short-cut someone assigned a minimum word count might take in an effort to meet a requirement. Although I try to avoid padding articles simply to increase their word count, I enjoy seeing examples. If you see specific cases of this practice, please share them with me here. I'd love to see some good ones, as they always make me smile.

 

The author, Tim Koehler, is a native to the Dubuque area, long-time radio host, dork, father, part-time toupee model, very stable genius and horse stable shoveller, regular napper, Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006, teller of stories and bad dad jokes.