September 19, 2016
th annual Oktoberfest to benefit St. Anthony of Padua School is set for Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Rita Blanca Coliseum, 1219 West FM 281.
Tickets for the meal are $10.00 per person and can be purchased in advance from any St. Anthony of Padua School student or at the door the day of the meal.
Oktoberfest was first celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua School in 1982 and has been used to raise money for everything from the School Sisters of St. Francis Retirement Fund to purchasing desks and other school needs.
Seven years ago, the St. Anthony Home and School Association added a new element to Oktoberfest: a live and silent auction. Among the items that have been auctioned the last five years include farm and ranch supplies, seed, trips, dinners, meat, jewelry, home décor and gift certificates. The auctions have helped to pay for a gym floor in the new Parish Life Center, new playground equipment for the school and field turf for the playground. The silent auction will take place during the dinner, with the live auction beginning at 1:30. Proceeds from this year’s auction will go toward science curriculum and technology for St. Anthony of Padua School students.
For more information about Oktoberfest or to donate items for the live and silent auctions, please call the school at 806-244-4811.