Our 3rd annual Oktoberfest has come and gone. We had a total of about 47 people here, including two couples from the church, my Uncle Mervyn and Aunt Judy Bauer, my mother Floris and my sister-in-law, Jill and her daughter Keegan from Chicago. There were also several friends and acquaintances from around the local community.
Thankfully this year the weather was absolutely perfect. People were able to sit outside, and enjoy our biergarten (which you can see below). Brats, beer, German potato salad, and many other goodies made the party a very satisfying one. Lord willing we will be able to do it again next year.
From left to right: Jill Beisel (sister-in-law), Susan Guess, Keith Guess (local friends)
Pastor Mike Grieve (Holy Cross, Golden, IL)
Left to right: Larry Dittmer (Elder), Rev. Mervyn Bauer (uncle), Merlin Redenius (Elder)