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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church celebrates Oktoberfest
[From The Medina Post]

MEDINA – A fall tradition was celebrated at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Sept. 29 when the church teamed up with Hofbrauhaus Cleveland to hold its second Oktoberfest.

Visitors indulged in beer, wine and German food while also enjoying musical performances throughout the afternoon and evening.

Tim Scheel, one of the coordinators of this event, explained the tradition started last year in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Episcopal Church in Ohio.

“During our 200th anniversary, we did monthly activities,” he said. “For September and October, we chose to do an Oktoberfest in association with Hofbrauhaus Cleveland.”

Last year, Scheel recalled, more than 500 people attended the church’s Oktoberfest. This year, he said, he anticipated up to 600 people would show up and said more than 400 tickets were sold.

This year’s Oktoberfest began when master of ceremonies Mark Weber introduced and welcomed Mayor Dennis Hanwell to the event and Hanwell tapped the first keg of the day.

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