St. Columban Parish News, Chillicothe, Missouri

OCTOBERFEST A SUCCESS (Held October 1 & 2, 2011)

We were truly blessed with beautiful weather for our annual festival. Thanks be to God! Thank you to everyone for your tireless help in making this one of the best Fall Festival Octoberfests we have had. We cannot list everyone individually, but you all are appreciated. We would like to thank those on the organizing committee who coordinated the event. Job well done!

As of today, we are still awaiting the food and beer expenses for Saturday and Sunday, but so far, we have netted $15,000 to help with the expenses of our parish.

Download the list of raffle prize winners here!


This is a C-T Photo / Paul Sturm

CAPTION: The St. Columban Catholic Church Octoberfest was held this past weekend (Oct. 1 and 2) on the church grounds along Trenton Street. The event lived up to its promise of entertainment for all ages, including a beer garden, giant inflatable slide, hay ride, mini golf, carriage rides, and live, traditional German polka music from Alpen Spielers, just to name a few. This was the event's 38th year running.

Octoberfest 2011 Unsung Heroes - St. Columban Catholic Church is blessed to have many people who give of their time. This year, we recognized John and Donna Sizemore whose generosity abounds on so many projects behind the scenes. They are truly a model for others to emulate and we are happy to celebrate them and show them our appreciations. May the Lord reward your kindness.

Octoberfest 2011 Grand Marshals - The Octoberfest Committee recognized Bob, Frances, and Louise Archer as the festival Grand Marshals to reign over the Octoberfest. Over the years, their support of the church and school has been evidenced by their generosity, their time, their work and their prayers. Our Church is fortunate to be the recipient of your kindness.

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The St. Columban Octoberfest is entering its 38th year and this year's event promises to be bigger than ever. Octoberfest is Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd on the church grounds on Trenton Street between JFK and 10th Streets.

This year, the event will kick off with a traditional German dinner on Saturday 1st at 7 p.m. Live entertainment will follow including German music. Local favorites Medicine Creek will take the stage about 8:30 for dancing and fun.

More local favorites and a band from Kansas City highlight the stage on Sunday. The Bonderer Family Band will kick off the stage entertainment Sunday at noon. Toe-tapping fun and all your favorites to sing along make them a can't miss local group. A newcomer with Chillicothe ties will play at 1 pm. Jesse Lee is a talented a musician with an original modern folksy sound. Jesse is an up and coming talent and is the son of Randy and Lesa Lee of Chillicothe. From 2 to 4 p.m. the Alpen Speilers take the stage to really get the Octoberfest going. This fun, traditional German band looks and sounds the part. Hailing from Kansas City this band is in demand and those in attendance are in for a real treat.

There will be more fun and prizes from the stage from Master of Ceremonies Mayor Chuck Haney and DJ Tom Tingerthal.

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