Fun for all! St. Clare's 15th Annual Oktoberfest is almost here!

Saturday, September 26
4:00-11:00 P.M.
Ready for a really good time? Ready to help support our parish? Oktoberfest brings the entire community together for an evening of fun and food, races and raffles, music and merriment... and it's made possible with the help of hundreds of parishioners that come together to help. Read on to get the scoop on this years fest, and learn the many ways you can get involved. Oktoberfest is just a week away! Mark your calendar and invite your friends and neighbors to join us and celebrate our region's German heritage at St. Clare's 15th Annual OKTOBERFEST!
September 26: Saturday Evening Mass at 4:00 p.m.
5K Rennen & Weg !
Oktoberfest gets off to a running start! Who will win the beer stein trophies? R ace starts/finishes at St. Clare School , Third & Oak St., O'Fallon, IL. Check-in held on site beginning at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26; race starts promptly at 4 p.m.  Kids'  Fun Run immediately follows the 5K. German attire encouraged!   
Link to 5K Online Registration
German Eats and Other Treats!
Folks line up for our wonderful German m eal by our parishioners. Feast on r oast ed pork, German potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage, green beans, and an array of desserts you've got to see to believe! A children's meal is also available which includes a hot dog, two sides and dessert.
On the Festival grounds, enjoy delicious grilled bratwurst, hot dogs, and hamburgers, plus spiral spuds, funnel cakes, soft pretzels, and other carnival classics! No one goes hungry at Oktoberfest! 
Fun for the Kids!
Inflatables!  Games!  Face Painting!

SPECIAL OFFER! Plan ahead and save! Buy your wristbands in advance this weekend after Mass for only $14, and let your kids play all night long.
Single tickets also will be available Oktoberfest night for each activity, or you may purchase a wristband for unlimited use at the Fest for $16.
Raffles, Games & Bingo!

Feeling lucky? Win a trip to Munich for Germany's 2016 Oktoberfest or a trip to New York City, two incredible grand prizes in our $100 Big Otto Raffle! And each Big Otto ticket also is entered in all 15 Li'l Otto prize drawings!  Lil' Otto tickets are $10. Buy 'em, sell 'em, support our parish!

Our popular Basket Raffle brings adults and kids together with an amazing assortment of prizes. Bid on vacations and big-ticket items up for grabs in the Silent Auction, and take a chance at the Cake Wheel, Big Six Wheel, Pull Tabs, and Poker. And don't forget to stop by for bingo in the gym starting at 8:30 p.m.
Beer, Wine, Live Music!
Prost! Enjoy authentic German beers on tap, your favorite domestic brews, and wine by the glass. Settle into our cozy Bavarian-themed Bier und Wein Garten for a relaxing evening out, or dance the night away to the beat of "Li'l Sister Band."

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Want to help? Here's how!
DONATE: We are gathering assembled, themed baskets for this year's event. Be creative, use new items, and keep in mind that all ages browse through the raffle tent. Drop  baskets off in the Fellowship Hall no later than September 20.

Whole, uncut cakes and desserts for our dinner and cake wheel may be delivered to the school gym on Saturday morning. They will be portioned and plated on site. Sugar-free and gluten-free options are welcome!

Gift cards in any denomination for bingo prizes can be brought to the Oktoberfest table after Mass or to the parish office this week.

SPONSOR: Promote your business and support our parish as an official Oktoberfest sponsor. Contact Nick Snyder, 618-201-2092 for sponsorship levels and benefits.

VOLUNTEER: It's not too late to lend a hand! Set up and clean up, work in the dining room or kitchen, staff a game booth...take your pick! Stop by the table before or after Masses this weekend, or follow this link to find contact information for our Oktoberfest captains.
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