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CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, September 24. September 30, 1999.71 Funsters, Honey Combs to play at Milford Oktoberfest Oct. 1-2 Oct. 2 in the parking lot. This band, organized by Honey "Mr. Drums" Voshell in 1991, is known as one of the most versa- tile on the Eastern Shore. All band members sing and some double on different instru- ments. Adding to the show are comedy and impersonations. The Honey Combs are known for getting their audiences up on the dance floor. "If you want to hear big band, jazz, country, rock, top 40, Latin, you name it - we can play it," Voshell said. Honey Voshell played with the Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey Bands, AI Martino, Lionel Hamp- ton, Bill Haley and the Comets, Roy Clark, Patsy Cline and Loret- ta Lynn, to name a few. His fellow members are lead vocalist Alan Kessel, formerly of the band Free- dom; keyboardist Phil Staley of Milford; bass player Jack Wright, the newest member of the group; and guitarist Dave Joiner. The horn section is composed of Gary Spengler on trumpet and Jim "Buckshot" Roberts on saxo- phone. German entertainment is sched- uled for Saturday, Oct. 2, the Ok- toberfest's biggest day. The inter- nationally renown Walt Groller Orchestra plays from noon to 4:30 p.m. The Enzian Folfc Dancing Group performs traditional Ger- man dances at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Also on Oct. 2, kids can paint pumpkins, play children's games, play in the Jolly Jumper on go on carnival rides. Older kids and adults can scale a rock climbing wall or browse at garden, White Elephant, souvenir, gift and craft booths. Crafters of all types are encouraged to participate in an arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 2. Spaces are $20 for a 10' x 10' Two popular local bands, the Funsters and the Honey Combs, will perform at the St. John's Ok- toberfest Oct. 1-2. The tenth annual Oktoberfest will be held on the church grounds at Seabury Avenue and School Place, near the Milford Middle School. There is no charge to hear the bands. The Funsters perform from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1, in the parking lot. The Funsters are an eight-piece group hailing from beach nightspots such as The Rusty Rudder, The Rose and Crown, and Angler's Irish Eyes. With a few exceptions, the Funsters' repertoire is focused on the clas- sic rock and roll period of 1964 to 1977. Artists covered include Wil- son Pickett (Mustang Sally, Mid- night Hour); Steely Dan (My Old School, Reelin' in the Years); and Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl, Wild Nights). Other Funster favorites are Pick up the Pieces, It's Not Unusual, If You Don't Know Me By Now, Doo Wah Diddy, I Feel Good, The Way You Look Tonight, Spanish Moon and Can't Buy Me Love. "Father" Funster is The Dia- monds former drummer/vocalist Ed Shockley, formerly of Lewes. Featured on bass guitar and lead/rhythm guitar and vocals, re- spectively, are two lifelong Sus- sex County residents, Dickie Ma- son and Greg Mack. Keyboardist Tom Houska of Dover and gui- tarist Keith Mack add to this high- powered, soulful rhythm section. Jon Fletcher of Wilmington is fea- tured on trumpet and flugelhorn and saxophonists Ken Tonge of Landenberg, Pa. and Grier White of Dover complete the horn sec- tion. The Honey Combs perform from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, The popular Funsters will appear at St. John's Oktoberfest in Milford on Friday, Oct. 1. Al- so appearing will be the Honeycombs. There will be German folk dancing and plenty of Ger- man food for sale that day. and $30 for a 20' x 10'. For more information, call Terri at 302-424- 0322. Everyone can sample Oktober- fest's tempting foods. On Friday night, limited foods will be avail- able: bratwurst, Italian sausage, hot dogs, German pea soup and french fries. Saturday, there will be plenty on the menu, including all of the above and Polish kiel- basa, sauerkraut and German po- tato salad, pretzels, hamburgers, tacos, funnel cakes and cotton candy. A raffle drawing will yield the winner either $1,000 cash or a choice of these trips: a 4-day, 3- night cruise for cruise to the Caribbean; a 3-night to New or- leans' French Quarter; or one week Costa del Sol, Malagn, Spain. Tickets sell for $2 each or six for $10. Restaurant DON'T FORGET OUR AWARD WINNING BAKERY It's not too early to order your holiday desserts! Catering services available Luncheons Business Meetings Weddings Private Parties Please call for more information Daily Early Bird Specials $6.95 * 4:30- 5:30 Best upscale Italian Restaurant at the beach. 128 Second St., Lewes * 645-1980 For raffle tickets, call Dottie Helwig, at 335-0587.  J Autumn has arrived.., and !. Brunch a gktoria's traditions. "J A celebration of fine foods and superior service, i everysundayyromwa.rn.-2p.m. "where the only thing we overlook, is the ocean!" :) Don't be disappointed - Call for reservations! C ..,k. 227-'0615 .  ' Olive Avenue & Boardwalk   --,, 3