2015 Mrs. Oktoberfest unveiled

Another ambassador for this year’s Oktoberfest has been announced.

Peggy Herlitzka has been crowned the 2015 Mrs. Oktoberfest. Last year’s Mrs. Oktoberfest Sue Dillenbeck passed the crown Tuesday night at the River Center in La Crosse.

Herlitzka has been an attorney in La Crosse for more than 20 years. She has also been heavily involved in the WAFER Food Pantry and the “Steppin’ Out in Pink” cancer walk.

While she says the title is quite an honor to hold, the hardest part was keeping it a secret for so long.  

“Our youngest Austin is 12 and even though he’s been trying on the lederhosen for months, just this last week he’s like, are you going to be Mrs. Oktoberfest? We’ve been trying to keep it from him because he will not be able to keep a secret for very long, so that’s really been fun,” said Herlitzka.

Herlitzka will make her Oktoberfest debut at the Torchlight parade this Thursday.