Beer drinkers join school supporters for yearly celebration of all things fall
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It’s that time of year again. Time for that yearly celebration that unites beer lovers the world over — Oktoberfest. For those who love a good brew, University City offers a celebration like no place else, complete with a benevolent angle. UC’s Oktoberfest, hosted by EdUCate!, benefits the community’s five public schools.

A family-friendly event, all proceeds from Oktoberfest go toward supplemental classroom materials at Curie, Doyle and Spreckels elementary schools, Standley Middle School and University City High.

This year’s event will again feature games for the kids, German musical entertainment, skills competitions and — of course — libations from San Diego’s best local breweries.

Home brewers also have a chance at glory at the event, by participating in the fourth annual University City Home Brew Contest. This year’s category is Belgian and French ale, and brews must follow the guidelines found at bjcp.org. To register a brew for the competition, visit www.uc-educate.org.

EdUCate! encourages alumni of UC schools to reunite with old classmates and staff at Oktoberfest. Wear your school’s logo or other gear to get an extra drink ticket or a free game for kids.

The event also kicks off EdUCate!’s Dollar a Day campaign. Donors at the $175 level of above can receive special VIP benefits at Oktoberfest.

EdUCate!’s Oktoberfest takes place Oct. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Standley Park, 3585 Governor Drive. Tickets for food and beer are $1 each or 25 for $20. For more information, visit www.uc-educate.org.

— Kendra Hartmann
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