Octoberfest 2013 takes place along College Ave. in Appleton on Sept. 28.
Appleton's firefighters enjoy warming residents from their annual Octoberfest chili booth.
That warmth, however, wasn't their top motivator while filling bowls for a hungry crowd 10 days back.
Firefighters this year took on a new charity. They hope to raise $15,000 to benefit Appleton youth as part of the Operation Warm program. Firefighters across the country have taken on the project, and in Appleton, there's a goal of providing 450 new, American-made coats to needy children. They're focusing efforts on students at Lincoln and Columbus elementary schools. ...