Our Lady of Mercy Parish and School wrapped up Mercy Week in a true celebratory style with their first annual Octoberfest Friday, September 28. This new event replaces the Parish Picnic from previous years and despite the damp weather, close to 200 people were in attendance.

The lights on the tents were glowing and the good times were flowing. Many enjoyed traditional German food including bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, hot dogs, German Potato Salad, German Apple Strudel, German Pretzels and of course German Beer. The event was a joyous occasion for all with games, raffles and prizes. Of course the festivities wouldn’t have been complete without the authentic attire. Several adventurous guests adorned their lederhosen or dirndl to really commemorate the German tradition.