O'Fallon Progress

Hundreds attend Oktoberfest at O’Fallon church

Kathy Sjoquist, sporting a German costume, serves a beer to Jim Deschesne during the Oktoberfest at St. Clare Catholic Church in O’Fallon.
Kathy Sjoquist, sporting a German costume, serves a beer to Jim Deschesne during the Oktoberfest at St. Clare Catholic Church in O’Fallon.

Hundreds attended the 16th annual Oktoberfest hosted by St. Clare Catholic Church in O’Fallon on Saturday.

The family-friendly event featured food, live music, games and raffles, a 5K and fun run.

Dan Seiffert won the 5K for the fifth time with a time of 19:22. The top female finisher was 12-year-old Maddie Schillinger with a time of 22:15.

About 40 children ran in the half-mile kids’ fun run.

This year’s Oktoberfest also featured the game — I Dood It! — for the first time. In I Dood It! players toss balls in a fast-paced race to land five in a row, with a prize for the first person to complete the challenge and shout “I Dood It!”

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