The Catholic school's grounds will fill with hundreds next week who come to drink beer and eat sausage.
Our Lady of Fatima Parent Club's fifth Oktoberfest will take place Sept. 24.
"We're expecting a good crowd again," said Nicole Palazzo, club president.
More than 800 attended last year's fundraiser, equal to the previous year's turnout.
Palazzo said the night is always fun and gives the community a peek at the private school's campus.
"It's a great way to bring the community to our school," Palazzo said.
Assortments of sausages, cheeses and other appetizers will be available for tasting, as well as some 200 types of beer.
The event has been moved to the south end of the campus to accommodate the crowd, Palazzo said. The average $30,000 raised from Octoberfest goes into the general fund, which covers everything from electricity to salaries, according to Principal Jeanette Suter.
Oktoberfest is just one of many fundraisers.
Suter said this year's fundraising goal for the school is $200,000.
"The reason we need that amount of money is because we try to keep the tuition down," Suter said.
The school charges $3,868 for tuition, with total cost per student of about $5,700 per year.
"I was very impressed with the way parents put the event together," Suter said of last year's effort, her first as principal of the school.
Oktoberfest begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Center Avenue school. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door, and available at the school or at Advanced Eyecare Associates on Sixth Street.
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