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Saturday, September 27th
It's just like Octoberfest... only in September!

Schedule of Rhinesville events:

10:00 a.m. BRUNCH at La Veranda Restaurant 6201 Center St., Clayton—you should be early enough to get pretty good parking spots close to the downtown

12:00 noon Parade on Main St.—Wear your lederhosen if you have them!

12:30 p.m. Tapping of the Keg in the Biergarten—2 tables will be reserved for the Rhine Family

1:00 p.m. until 4:00 Clayton Museum open to the public (and the Rhines)

2:00 p.m. If you’d like a walking TOUR of the City of Clayton meet on the Museum’s front porch at 2:00 p.m.
Visit your ancestor’s stomping grounds with Mary Spryer, the Museum Curator.

Clayton’s Oktoberfest is open from 11 a.m. on Saturday until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The Carnival is also open on Friday night from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.


To order email: RRhine@finance.ucsf.edu

click on the coin for a closeup.

The Clayton City Council has approved "Rhinesville" as the permanent name for Octoberfest in the town of Clayton.
This followed a proposal Robert Steven Rhine wrote to Mayor Bill Walcutt suggesting the permanent name change to the Clayton City
Council to, "Keep the German Heritage alive in Clayton and bring the Rhine name back... for at least 3 out of 365 days."

(Caption): R.S. Rhine and Mayor Bill Walcutt at the first Annual Rhinesville Octoberfest. Rhine is either giving the thumbs-up or practicing his coin tossing.

Read the exchange (below) between the Mayor of Clayton, Bill Walcutt, and Robert Steven Rhine:

From: The Mayor's Office

Hi Robert,
It was a pleasure to have so many of your family members present at Oktoberfest in Rhinesville. I am so grateful that you inherited your coin tossing genes from your great grandfather. It proves, once again, that it was just not meant to be.
Even though your great grandfather did not win the coin toss, he played a major role in laying the foundation for our great little town. We are all very grateful for his business enterprises that kept our town alive and thriving during those early days. What a visionary.  You are very fortunate to have such a ("great") great grandfather.  
I did mention at our Council Meeting last night that you would like to make this an annual event and they agreed (except for the coin toss). At some point our luck has to run out and that would not be good.
Mayor Bill Walcutt
City of Clayton

Reply From: Robert Steven Rhine

Dear Mr. Mayor -

What great news about Rhinesville for Octoberfest! It was a great event for us Rhine's and we truly appreciate the Clayton hospitality.

Don't worry. I promise no more coin tosses. I can only let down the Rhine family so many times. It's like a Civil War reenactment where each each we have to lose. But what if we had won? It could have been like "It's a Wonderful Life" -- and the town could have been taken over by nefarious parties, gambling and such. It could have even turned into the Las Vegas of California!

I would like to thank you and the Clayton City Council for at least giving us one win and deciding to make Rhinesville Octoberfest an annual event. Our family truly appreciates this and we want to make Clayton our place to visit each year. It's truly a wonderful town and we greatly look forward to making the pilgrimage next October.

Robert Steven Rhine
Great Grandson of Charles "coin toss" Rhine

Historic Rhine clan returns to Clayton

Caption: Robert Steven Rhine loses the coin toss... for another century it will be Clayton!
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Heads it was Clayton; tails it was Rhinesville

Celia and Charles Rhine in the good old days... before the coin toss.
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