Oktoberfest Well Attended Despite Cool Temperatures

October 8, 2015
Story and photos by Sheryl Beadles, staff reporter
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Face painting was another popular activity at Oktoberfest. Lydia Malloy showed off her Wonderwoman face while Jake Isaacson was Captain America.

Immaculate Conception School in Macon held its annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 4. Oktoberfest began with a welcome and opening prayer followed by the first and second grade singing the National Anthem. Other entertainment included Maples Repertory Theatre, third and fourth grade singing, a new ICS Show Choir giving a performance, and the Macon State Highway Patrol K-9 Demonstrations.   

Oktoberfest also featured games for the children such as a basketball shoot, bounce house, Coke ring toss, hay maze and quarter drop. Food such as pulled pork sandwiches, homemade chili and vegetable soup, popcorn and cotton candy were on hand for purchase. There were also several booths set up with unique wares for sell.

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One of the favorite games for the little ones was playing in the corn wagon. Peyton McLleland, son of Zach and Jennifer McLleland, buried his toy car in the corn.

According to Kim Keune from ICS, “The proceeds from Oktoberfest are used for general maintenance and the upkeep of the school. Also, if the classrooms would have a need for something (smart board, books or equipment), then Home & School would be able to help financially.

“For the first time in several years the committee decided to change the layout of the event to help with better flow of activities and despite a few small adjustments that need to be made for next year, we think the new design was enjoyed by all those who attended.
“We feel that the turn out was less than the previous year but the cloudy skies, cool weather and busy schedules may have kept some families at home. We are blessed with all the people that did make it to Oktoberfest and were able to join us for a fun filled day, despite the cooler temperatures.  As always, please remember that Oktoberfest is held every year on the first Sunday in October! Thank you to the community of Macon for your support of ICS!”