Fall Kick-Off Fest is now OKTOBERFEST!

Thanks to everyone for their years of support for Fall Fest, and we look forward to coming together again as a school and parish in 2021!


All are invited!  We hope to celebrate with the entire Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood!

  • IHM is excited to announce a rebranding of its annual parish festival
  • IHM Oktoberfest will be Saturday, October 2nd from 4:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Featuring Der Polkatz on the main stage and Sun King beer on tap


Corporate and family sponsorships available – Volunteer opportunities available

Contact Oktoberfest Chairs:
Chair: Patrick Lane – Patrick.Lane@edwardjones.com
Sponsorship Chair: Matt Albaugh –


There are still spots open for volunteers…check out the links to sign-up!




Gold Sponsor – $500 Silver Sponsor – $250
·  Free Admission for entire family

·  Bracelets for entire family for kids activities

·  Bracelets for unlimited German Food and drinks served at IHM Grill

·  Special collectable IHM Oktoberfest “Boot Mugs”

·  Coupon code for discounted Oktoberfest swag

·  Free Admission for two

·  Two bracelets for kids activities

·  Two bracelets for unlimited German Food and drinks served at the IHM Grill

·  Special collectable IHM Oktoberfest cups

·  Coupon code for discounted Oktoberfest swag



We’ll still kick off Oktoberfest with our Fun Run – 5k or 1-mile options.  It will certainly be nice to get together once again after a challenging year.  We’ll have some fun elements for the kids again, snacks afterward, and our Family Registration again for 3 or more from the same household.  

NOTE:  We have an earlier deadline this year for guaranteeing a Race Shirt for our Kick Off Fun Run before our new Oktoberfest.  We definitely want to make sure everyone secures a cool shirt this year – check out the picture – so please Register by Midnight on Thursday, September 23 to guarantee getting a shirt.

If you have some family members who could Volunteer during the Race, please write to Brian at brian.schuetter@gmail.com

IHM Oktoberfest Fun Run Registration




We need volunteers, mainly for food and beer service, ticket sales, and kids’ games. To volunteer for this event, please contact: Mark Bower Mark.Bower@mjinsurance.com

Oktoberfest Ticket Booth Volunteer Here
Oktoberfest Grill Volunteer Here
Oktoberfest Cakewalk Volunteer Here
Oktoberfest Beer Volunteer Volunteer Here
Oktoberfest Fun Run Volunteer Here


2021 Schedule:

Der Polkatz

On the Deckademics Second Stage, we have four up-and-coming DJs performing:

    • 5:00 – DJ Beast (Frank Dickerson)
    • 5:45 – Kace (Kate Albaugh)
    • 6:30 – DJ SK (Sam Williams)
    • 7:15 – DJ BK (Ben Karazim)

On the Czarkowski Pediatric Dentistry Main Stage –

  • der Polkatz (formerly Polkaboy) start around 8:00 p.m.
  • Norm Gwaltney – Polka Music from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


There will be some merchandise for sale at Oktoberfest…be sure to stop by and see what is available!

STORE IS CLOSED NOW.  There are a few Oktoberfest apparel items for purchase CHECK THEM OUT HERE

Deadline to purchase is September 16th and may be picked up at the event.  Contact Drew Hunt drewhuntdc@gmail.com for questions


Thanks To Our 2021 Sponsors


























Thank you to all our parishioner 2021 sponsors including those who remain anonymous!

Albaugh, Matt/Jessica

Allen, Michael/Stephanie

Aponte, Dustin/Rebecca

Back, Vernon/Laura Walker-Back

Bannister, Jon/Megan

Belch, Paul/Amy

Belcher, Dan/Jennifer Kappes

Berg, Peyton/Angi

Bigelow, Brian/Kathleen

Birk, Nicholas/Margaret

Borto, Maureen

Bouggy, Brian/Susan

Bower, Mark/Lara

Bradburn, John/Ashley

Brames, Nate/Monica

Burkholder, Matt/Jacqueline

Byrnes, Rodney/Rebecca

Caito. Matthew/Kerry

Campbell, Andrew/Emily

Chan, Clive/Natalie

Chavers, Adam/Molly

Coe, Brent/Lori

Cohoat, John/Alissa

Crawford, Mark/Sheila

Cummings, Nick/Allison

Czernik, Chris/Molly

Danielson, Graham/Nicole

Dinwiddie, Tom/Nancy

Dolan, Tim/Katie

Drewry, Dan/Jamie

Dunn, Matt/Sally

Dunn, Mike/Theresa

Dunn, Tyler/Sarah

Eble, Joe/Ute

Elias, Jim/Liz

Findley, Andy/Grace

Gabet, Matt/Jessica

Gardner, Nick/Terren

Gaynor, Coley/Kristi

Gibbs, Pat/Allison

Gilley, David/Anna

Gilroy, James/Haley

Goff, Carson/Monica

Grimes, Mike/Melissa

Halstead, Chad/Andrea

Hanchar, Tom/Susie

Haney, Sherrie

Herrmann, Jeremy/Jennifer

Herzog, Joe/Patricia

Hmurovich, Dave/Cate

Humbert, Butch/Micki

Jain, Alok/Neenah

Jeziorski, Matt/Abbey

Johnson, Robert/Claudia

Jordan, Michael/Maureen

Kaplan, Mike/Jen

Karazim, Andrew/Heather

Kennedy, Bill/Ellen

Kienzler, Jack/Abby

Kirschner, Diane

Lang, Michael/Mary Ann

Langfeldt, Matt/Margaret

Lee, Jason/Meagan

Lemme, Kevin/Kari

Leuer, Justin/Alysha

Lewis, Cory/Erin

Lord, Matt/Jamie

Lotti, Pat/Melissa

Makowiec, Richard/Angie

Mancewicz, Joe/Danielle

Mariani, Tom/Myra

Martin, Ken/Amy

Martin, Steve/Catherine

Mascari, Theo/Liz

Masoudi, Hani/Nicole

McGovern, Stephen/Katie

Mees, Jack/Candice

Moody, Aaron/Alissa

Musson, Paul/Michelle

Nalli, Jonathan/Cathleen

Neal, Roger/Gabrielle

Nemeth, Pete/Nicole

Odmark, Eric/Abby

O’Keefe, Brock/Lauren

Polakoff, Eric/Mary

Ratterman, Drew/Adriana

Robb, Bruce/Alicyn

Robinson, Derrick/Cary

Rodman, Andy/Alex

Russell, Joel/Jenny

Ryan, John/Paula

Sakon, Cameron/Colleen

Savage, Jesse/Amy

Schaffer, Jason/Sarah

Schneider, Mark/Sheila

Shultz, Michael/Darcey

Siegmann, Eric/Kathleen

Spahr, Ed/Suzi

Stille, Shane/Julianna

Suder, Alex/Melanie

Sweigart, Lee/Chrissy

Trojan, Matthew/Karly

Valiquett, Andy/Karen

Vicars, Brian/Katie

Watenpool, Matt/Laura

Whelan, Joe/Joanne

Wright, Cameron/Amanda

Young, Ryan

Zyromski, Nick/Jennifer