We hosted our 7th annual Oktoberfest to celebrate the rich, German culture present in the Gulf Coast. The third oldest parish community is Saint Charles Church in Saint Charles Civil Parish where the Germans settled. The rector lead the community in the Schnitzelbank anthem. In addition to brats and sauerkraut, we had German desserts and pretzels. With relay type competitions and water games, the community enjoyed an evening of good, healthy fraternity that NDS is noted for.