Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. and Global Brew are hosting the fifth annual Oktoberfest in Edwardsville City Park from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event will include local food vendors, a rock-climbing wall, an escape room and numerous varieties of beer. Poor Dirty Astronauts will take the stage 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by Robert Perry Band and the Original Mojos until 4 p.m. then ÜberCool will perform until 8 p.m.
This year’s sponsors include: Lanier Law Firm as the Black Forest Sponsor; Hurford Architechts, PohlmanUSA Court Reporting and Litigation and Kurowski Shultz, LLC as Brandenburg Gate Sponsors; Town & Country Bank, First Mid Bank and Trust, Cork Tree Creative and Lucco Brown Threlkeld & Dawson, LLP as Rhine River Sponsors; and Hobson & Bradley, Spencer Gear, Ronald G. Tays Law Office and Bella Milano as Prost Sponsors. Oktoberfest benefits the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) which works on research for prevention and treatment of mesothelioma.
“It’s going to be another fantastic year for Oktoberfest. We have plenty of activities planned for the entire family to enjoy,” said Randy Gori, founding partner of Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
“Oktoberfest continues to grow in size and excitement each year,” shares Ryan High, owner of Global Brew Tap House. “We are proud to be part of this Edwardsville tradition and are happy to continue our partnership with Gori Julian & Associates, making an impact on the efforts being made by MARF.”
Gori Julian & Associates would like to exceed last year’s proceeds, which neared $30,000. To go beyond last year’s goal, Gori Julian has once again generously committed to matching all Oktoberfest sponsorships.
Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, today announced it has received a 13-month, $200,000 planning grant from the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation to develop a plan, in collaboration with regional partners, to improve the mental health of children and communities throughout Southern Illinois.
As part of the funding, Centerstone will collaborate with nine community partner groups, including Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University System, Southern Illinois Healthcare, Shawnee Health Services, Jackson County Health Department, Southern Region Early Childhood, School Districts 99 and 2, the Regional Office of Education and eight parent and youth organizations, to create a plan to address mental health issues facing children in Perry, Jackson, Williamson, and Franklin counties.
“Providing accessible mental health services care to those in need – particularly children – is vital for the overall wellbeing of communities in Southern Illinois,” said John Markley, CEO of Centerstone. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with community partners who bring significant experience and diverse perspectives to this effort. We are excited to collaborate with these partners to examine the challenges that our region’s children experience and develop a plan to better reach and support people of all ages and, ultimately, create healthier communities.”