Reporting by WVUA 23’s Monae Stevens.

Many people came out to the Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest at 301 Bistro, Bar & Beer Garden on Saturday. Attendees learned about the Bavarian culture by enjoying authentic food, beer, and music. But the event wasn’t just about having a good time, it was about raising money for a good cause.

The proceeds of the Oktoberfest celebration will go toward the construction of an all-inclusive playground in the Tuscaloosa area.

Tuscaloosa PARA public relations and marketing manager, Becky Booker, was pleased with the turnout.

“We’ve got a big crowd today,” Booker said. “We’re having lots of fun, and it’s all for a great cause.”

The playground will be one of the biggest all-inclusive playgrounds in the state of Alabama and possibly the Southeastern region.

“It’s very important that we can build this [playground]and have it right here in our community,” said Jheovanny Gomez, board member of the PARA foundation.

If you missed the Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest, there is still an opportunity to donate to the project funds by going to <a href=”http://www.tcpara.org/donate” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>www.tcpara.org/donate</a>.

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