The annual St. Mary's Catholic Church Oktoberfest gets underway tonight at six and will continue through the weekend with a variety of German and American entertainment, food and drink.  Tonight, the Glendale Riders band will entertain from 7-11pm, and Saturday the activities begin at 1pm on the church grounds with the traditional tapping of the keg.

Committee member Carolyn Simansky says one of the unique events during Oktoberfest is the Mass in the Grass on Sunday morning:

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The event opens at Noon on Sunday following the Mass.  St. Mary's Church is located at the corner of Henry and 4th Streets in Alton.  For a link to the Oktoberfest website, click


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