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Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest thank you

Dear Editor:

On behalf of Carbondale Recreation, I would like to thank everybody who came out to Carbondale’s 8th Annual Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest. The events were an amazing success and the turnout was incredible.

I would like to acknowledge the following sponsors that generously contributed to this year’s events: town of Carbondale, Steve Standiford and Steve’s Guitars, Bill Lodge and High Point Brewery, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Party Rental, KDNK, Ackerman Log and Timber, Comfort Inn and Suites Carbondale, Warsteiner Beer and Russets Restaurant. Thank you for your support!

Next up is recognizing the musical talent at the fests. On Friday night the following acts performed: Ann Federowicz, the trio of Chris Harrison, Ted Frisbie and Jimmy Byrne, and the headlining act of FEAST. Our Saturday Polka sound was provided by The Average German Band and Alpine Echo. The Redtones rounded out the evening with some rocking good tunes.

A big, heart-felt thank you goes out to all the volunteers. This event would not have been the same without the following people: Matt Wagner, Shaggy Fink, Ashley Weitzel, Allie Rochel, Lauren Zeman, Ben Mackin, Whitney Nickolai, Jeremy Everding, Brent Moss, Danielle Boyle, Crystal Beltz, J Sanford, Kelly McKibben, Ben Ludlow, Mike Siomiak, Steve Frick, Bryant Maggert, Jackie Powers, Kari Heuer, Amy Heuer, Tom Heuer, Craig Helm, Brendon Langenhuizen, Chris “Woodsie” Woods and all the rest. I would also like to thank the following town of Carbondale staffers for all their hard work: Becky “Beckles” Wagner, Justin Perdue, Jason Thraen, Ariane Montez and Iris Fernandez.

Congratulations to our contest winners: Ben Mackin for Men’s Best Legs in a Kilt, Chris Woods and Aspasia Linn for our Bratwurst Eating champs, an unnamed male and Maria Sweeterman for our Liter Holding victors, and Ike Fitzgerald and Becky Wagner for winning the Nail Driving Contests. And thank you to all the kids who participated in our Kids’ Root Beer “Liter” Holding Contest.

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Finally, I gratefully acknowledge all the unknown volunteers who pitched in at various times to help the events go so smoothly.

Until next year, slainte and prost!

Jessi Rochel

Carbondale Recreation

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