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Oktoberfest kicks off today in city park

Greenville Main Street brings Oktoberfest to town Saturday event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Confederate Memorial Park. On Friday, city workers, from left, Jimmy Cole, Lowell Moorer and Laura Braxton worked diligently to get things ready for today’s Oktoberfest event. At right, local citizens Frances and Gerald Benson, who also have a booth at the citywide celebration, also were undertaking preparations.

According to the weather forecasters, it should not be a repeat of last year’s torrential rain, which sent participants scurrying to the Kiwanis Fairground Exhibition Hall.

The forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with winds from the south-southeast with thunderstorms arriving late Saturday night.