The second annual Oktoberfest is Saturday

The White River Education Foundation held its first Oktoberfest last year. They raised $50,000 toward an accessible playground for students at the White River Developmental Preschool at Mountain Meadow Elementary.

The White River Education Foundation held its first Oktoberfest last year.

They raised $50,000 toward an accessible playground for students at the White River Developmental Preschool at Mountain Meadow Elementary.

This year’s Fund-a-Need auction will raise funds to improve the music and arts program throughout the school district, Vice President Andrea Weymiller said in an email.

There are a number of considerations for how the money will be used including a new sound system for the Glacier Middle School auditorium, acoustical shells for White River High School’s theater as well as others.

The goal is to raise $30,000.

The second annual Oktoberfest will start at 7 p.m. at the High Cedars Golf Club in Orting.

This year, the event will feature three live comedians, authentic German cuisine, a live auction as well as live entertainment.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

Aside from this yearly event, the foundation’s mission is to help raise money “to fill the gap between what the state provides for basic education and the money the district needs.”

There are a number of programs throughout the district that the foundation helps financially.

The education foundation helps with scholarships for graduating seniors, classroom technology support as well as other requests submitted by district staff and administrators.

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