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2021 Oktoberfest

2021 St. John Oktoberfest

St. John Oktoberfest is an annual event that celebrates the German heritage of the St. John community.  The event is held at St. John the Evangelist at the corner of 93rd Ave. and US41 in St. John, Indiana. Various volunteer opportunities are available!  Volunteers should report to the Oktoberfest tent at the start of their shift and check into their area.  Thank you for helping make Oktoberfest successful!

Questions?  Contact [email protected] or visit the Oktoberfest website at www.stjohnoktoberfest.com.

6th & 7th Grade school & RE students can earn their required hours by working in select areas: pumpkin decorating, trash detail, or tear-down only.

8th Grade students can earn up to 3 Confirmation service hours in select areas: pretzel & pop booth, food booth, trash detail, tear-down only.

SJE School parents can earn up to 3 family service hours by volunteering at Oktoberfest!

Created by:   Dawn Czarnik
 
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Set-Up

Help set up the Oktoberfest area prior to the event. (Need lots of helpers!)

09/22/2021 (Wed) Day Chapel Parking Lot 
6:00pm - 10:00pm (25)  
11 of 25 slots filled
Frank Pawlak
I can help from 7-8 Wed and 6-8pm Thurs set up
Nenad Tomic
Available 6-9
Trevor Jones
Mike Knesek
Bob Novak
Available 6p-9p
Mike Skocik
William Doyle
Donielle Moore (3)
Joe, Donielle and Avery Moore
Matt Fisher
09/23/2021 (Thu) Day Chapel Parking Lot 
6:00pm - 10:00pm (25)  
8 of 25 slots filled
Frank Pawlak
I can help 6pm-8pm
Nenad Tomic
Available 6-9
Rico Velacruz
From 6pm to 10pm
Michael Knesek
Carla Covelli
Carla Covelli
Louisa Mancilla
Robert Batz
Alejandro Cervantes

Ticket Booth

Sell Oktoberfest food/activity tickets and beer tickets to guests.

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Meredith Maranowicz
Gary Wolfe
Connie Houx
Mary Bisaga (2)
Mary Bisaga/April Carr
Laura McLaughlin
7:45pm - 10:45pm (6)  
All slots filled
Ryan Spangler
Laura McLaughlin
Annette Kelsey
Joe Nichols
Jim Czarnik
Kristie Mizwicki
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Diane Dalton
Sharon Churchwell
Cindy Washburn
Taylor Fishman
Nenad Tomic
Gary Wolfe
3:15pm - 6:15pm (6)  
All slots filled
Jenny & Walter Krantz (2)
Gail Lemon-Zona
Sharon & Jeff Stillman (2)
Jen Emerson
6:00pm - 9:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Thuy Tran
Erin & Ray Smutniak (2)
Ray cell: 219-508-6473
Barbara Gulden
Ashley McCabe
Jen Emerson
8:45pm - 10:45pm (6)  
All slots filled
Brian Bogel
Tom & Mickie Gore (2)
Sofia Barajas (3)
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Gary Wolfe
Karen Frevert
Sue Itczak
Kristie Mizwicki
Sara Bell
Jen Emerson
3:15pm - 6:15pm (6)  
All slots filled
Diane Dalton
Donna Kuhlmann
Maria Lopez
Edward Lopez
Olivia Dalton
Danielle Dalton
6:00pm - 8:30pm (6)  
4 of 6 slots filled
Thuy Tran
Joanne & Olivia Stengel (2)
Jen Emerson

Strack & Van Til Food Booth

Help serve food to guests. Hair must be covered (bring a hat or hairnets are provided; long hair must be pulled back). 8th grade and up. (Need 4 people per slot)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Lauren Jones
Angela Lisak
Tom & Lisa Nolan (2)
7:45pm - 10:45pm (4)  
All slots filled
Gabe Williams
Christian Czarnik
Alex Kreis
Jen Emerson
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Melba Earnest
Tijana Tomic
Tony Pirrera
Ken Gembala
3:15pm - 6:15pm (4)  
All slots filled
Andrew Bisaga
Ryan Florida
Dominic Halling
Ben DiFilippo
6:00pm - 9:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Jean Dahl (2)
Julia & Jean
Ise Rodriguez (2)
Ise & Evee Rodriguez
8:45pm - 10:45pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Angela Lisak
Jen Emerson
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Ethel Menezes
Rolando Deluna
CAROL NICHOLLS
Elmer Catolin
3:15pm - 6:15pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Gregory Warrell
Dean Decamotan
+ Elmer Catolin (switching from 12:30pm slot)
6:00pm - 8:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Jose And Yesmin Medina
Fabian Medina
Elizabeth Birlson

Welch's Food Booth

Help serve food to guests. Hair must be covered (bring a hat or hairnets are provided; long hair must be pulled back). 8th grade and up. (Need 3 people per slot)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Carol LaTulip
Phyllis McNeill
Celeste & Peter Rupcich
7:45pm - 10:45pm (3)  
All slots filled
Vynie Cortez
Consuelo Rocha
Kirsten Cortez
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Kevin O’Donnell
Gail O'Donnell
Melba Earnest
3:15pm - 6:15pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
David Herrmann
6:00pm - 9:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
MaryGrace & Nick Fagen (2)
Joaquin Jara
8:45pm - 10:45pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Kenny Groen
Ethan Bisaga
8:45pm - 10:45pm (3)  
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Naomi Caballero
Melba Earnest
Matthew Brewer
3:15pm - 6:15pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
David Herrmann
6:00pm - 8:30pm (3)  

Pretzel & Pop Booth

Great for middle/high school-aged volunteers! Sell Ben's Soft Pretzels and pop to guests. (Need 2 people per slot.)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Becky Gromala (2)
Becky and Elaina Gromala
7:45pm - 10:45pm (2)  
All slots filled
Joseph Bojda
Anna Girman
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
NICOLE LOVATO
Nolan Dyra
3:15pm - 6:15pm (2)  
All slots filled
Ethan Bisaga (2)
Ethan and Shawn Boswell
6:00pm - 9:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jean Dahl (2)
Gunnar & Andrew
8:45pm - 10:45pm (2)  
All slots filled
Brooklynn Groen
Colleen Mastalski
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Paxton and Grayson Lukac
Rocco DiTola
3:15pm - 6:15pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jack Grimmer
Jack Grimmer
Rocco Allegretti
6:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Alex Stengel
freshman

Dessert & Kaffee Haus (Coffee House)

Serve/sell coffee, desserts & German crown wreath headbands. Need 3 people per slot.

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Deborah Kuzlik (2)
Sue & Mark Itczak
2 people
7:45pm - 10:45pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Alexus Escobar
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Lisa & Jerry (and Sue Whittaker Maciejewski (3)
3:15pm - 6:15pm (3)  
All slots filled
Donna J Hudson Hudson
Cathy Waszak
Leeann Williams
6:00pm - 9:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Rin Alexiades
Alexandro Rocha
Carmen Chaidez
8:45pm - 10:45pm (3)  
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Donna Kuhlmann
Faith Brewer (2)
Faith and John Brewer
3:15pm - 6:15pm (3)  
All slots filled
Becky Grimmer
Becky Grimmer
Cathy Waszak
Camille Genewich
6:00pm - 8:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Stephanie Bracken
Stephanie Bracken
Helen Rutkowski

Pumpkin Decorating

Sell pumpkins and manage the decorations area. 6th grade and up. Volunteers must sign up for the whole 3-hour shift. (Need 2 people per slot)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Candace Kil
Dixie Kubiak
7:45pm - 10:45pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Eden Czarnik
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Cheryl Hobby
3:15pm - 6:15pm (2)  
All slots filled
Luke Williams
Dylan Clark
6:00pm - 9:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Ise Rodriguez
Gigi Rodriguez
8:45pm - 10:45pm (2)  
All slots filled
Gina Ruzich
Kate DeRolf
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Sharon Blair
Jack Bell
3:15pm - 6:15pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Alison Powell
6:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Stephanie Bracken
Isa Bracken

Beer Tent (Fri night)

Sell/serve beer to guests. MUST FILL OUT A BARTENDER APPLICATION BY AUGUST 20th! Applications are available in the bin outside the parish office or SJE Church hospitality desk, or contact [email protected] Prior experience is recommended.

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
5:00pm - 8:00pm (12)  
All slots filled
RAYMOND BAKKER
Bri Valsi
Emily Borrelli
Sam Borrelli
Nicholas Alexiades
Nicholas Alexiades (SJE volunteer hours)
Doug Maruszczak II
Jennifer Kries
Kyle Hartman (2)
Kyle & Kathy Hartman
Liz Long
Kris Sustek
Hector Acuna
7:45pm - 10:45pm (12)  
All slots filled
Lisa, Jerry, Jim & Allison Maciejewski (4)
Christian Flores
Patrick Bishop
Donald Busse
Carol Fitzpatrick (2)
Kevin and Carol Fitzpatrick
Kara Bishop
Daniel Buczkowski
Christopher Dmytriw

Beer Tent (Sat afternoon)

Sell/serve beer to guests. MUST FILL OUT A BARTENDER APPLICATION BY AUGUST 20th! Applications are available in the bin outside the parish office or SJE Church hospitality desk, or contact [email protected]

09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (8)  
5 of 8 slots filled
RAYMOND BAKKER
Meaghan Schultz
Jennifer Rupcich
Will Benne
Edward Schneider
3:15pm - 6:15pm (8)  
All slots filled
Katie Hartsock
Michael Baker
Briana Sollars (2)
Steve & Briana
Tiffany & Jovan Fiore (2)
James Metro (2)
Jim and Terri

Beer Tent (Sat night)

Sell/serve beer to guests. MUST FILL OUT A BARTENDER APPLICATION BY AUGUST 20th! Applications are available in the bin outside the parish office or SJE Church hospitality desk, or contact [email protected] Prior experience is recommended.

09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (12)  
11 of 12 slots filled
Mary Bisaga
Mary Bisaga
Kris Halling
Bobby Fredrickson
Bobby Fredrickson
Greg Schilling (2)
Meredith Schilling also
Scott Zajac (2)
Scott and Kathy
Kirk Lauermann (2)
Kirk and Sylvia Lauermann
Peggy Grant
Jacqueline Verduzco
8:45pm - 10:45pm (12)  
10 of 12 slots filled
Mary Bisaga
Frank Mikesic
Tom Nolan
Ivan Vukojevic (2)
Valerie Vukojevic
Jim Betkowski
Nick Fagen
Ken Nykiel
Ken Nykiel
Rich Bisaga

Beer Tent (Sunday)

Sell/serve beer to guests. MUST FILL OUT A BARTENDER APPLICATION BY AUGUST 24TH! Stop in the parish office or contact [email protected]

09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (8)  
All slots filled
Joanne/Rick Besich (2)
RAYMOND BAKKER
Mary Bisaga (2)
Rich/Mary Bisaga
Brad Lukac
Scott Bell
Jason Miller
Filling out application today
3:15pm - 6:15pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled
Jim Wojciechowski
Mark Lareau
Eric Clarke
Frank Mikesic
Hilary DiTola
Dan DiTola
6:00pm - 8:30pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled
Jane&David Milen (2)
Jane&David Milen
Zac Topoll
Zachary Harville
Steven Rutkowski
Rich Fabisiak

Trash Detail

Empty trash as needed, replace liners. Pick up stray trash. 6th grade and up. (Need 1-2 people per slot)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Oktoberfest Tent 
6:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  
8:30pm - 10:30pm (2)  
09/25/2021 (Sat) Oktoberfest Tent 
2:30pm - 4:30pm (2)  
4:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
6:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Diane & Dave Oster (2)
8:30pm - 10:30pm (2)  
09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
2:30pm - 4:30pm (2)  
4:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
6:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  

Parking Lot Attendant

Manage traffic entering the Oktoberfest area and direct to other parking as needed. (Need 2 people per slot)

09/24/2021 (Fri) Parking lot 
5:00pm - 8:00pm   
7:45pm - 10:45pm   
09/25/2021 (Sat) Parking lot 
12:30pm - 3:30pm   
3:15pm - 6:15pm   
6:00pm - 9:00pm   
Michael O'Donnell
8:45pm - 10:45pm   
09/26/2021 (Sun) Parking lot 
12:30pm - 3:30pm   
3:15pm - 6:15pm   
6:00pm - 8:30pm   

Tear-Down

Help take down, clean up, and put away items after Oktoberfest. 6th grade and up. (Need lots of helpers!)

09/26/2021 (Sun) Oktoberfest Tent 
8:00pm - 11:00pm (25)  
2 of 25 slots filled
Manny Diaz
Mary Lamott
May do max of 2 hours
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