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Teacher Darryle Clott reigns as 2019 Mrs. Oktoberfest

Brad Williams

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New 2019 Mrs. Oktoberfest Darryle Clott poses with husband Marv

Her official connection to La Crosse’s Oktoberfest goes back to the 70’s, but Darryle Clott has now joined the royal family for the festival.

The local high school and college educator was introduced as the 2019 Mrs. Oktoberfest on Tuesday night.

Before this year, Clott would take part in the Maple Leaf Parade with the U-W-L pompon alumni. But she says that would be hard to do, as Mrs. O,, because she is expected to wear the traditional dirndl as fest royalty.

Clott has taught English and history locally at La Crescent High School and Viterbo, and is known for bringing Holocaust survivors to La Crosse to speak on the Viterbo campus.

She says she and her husband Marv are looking forward to traveling with the fest family to other festivals, especially ones in small towns.

With Clott in place as Mrs. Oktoberfest, just one more person in the fest family has yet to be announced publicly.

The Festmaster’s Ball happens on Wednesday, and this year’s fest officially opens on Thursday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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