St. Joseph Catholic Church and School is bringing a taste of Germany to McPherson, while also bringing communities together.

Peggy Bahr, principal of St. Joseph, said since the event first began 26 years ago, it has become an event that draws in people from all over the county.

"Besides helping us raise funds to operate our school, it is also a community event that brings people of all walks of life together for fun — and fellowship," she said.

The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church and School and will be serving a German meal to start off the evening from 4 to 7 p.m.

New to the event this year will be the children's carnival, which is from 4 to 7 p.m. and also includes a silent auction for kids 12 and under only.

The meal offers call-in and carry out orders, for those orders, the number is 620-241-3913.

Bierocks, German sausage, galushkies, hamburgers, dumpling soup, kuchen and bread pudding are all a part of the traditional dinner.

A live auction will be from 7 to 8 p.m. and will include Chiefs and Kansas State University tickets, home decor and gift cards to local McPherson businesses. There's also a chance to win $10,000 during that time.

"Both the silent and live auctions will have something for everyone," Bahr explained.

The event also includes activities like a cake walk, fish pond, movies for kids during the live auction and a pumpkin patch, which lasts from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bidding for the children's auction will start at $1 and will increase in $1 increments.

"All of the items on the kids auction are kid friendly, this is just a way to get them in on the fun," Bahr said.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit St. Joseph Catholic School parent-teacher organization, which funds textbooks, computers supplies for classrooms, field trips and building upkeep Bahr said.

"Our school PTO plays a large part in our school budget every year," she said.

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