Information from WYSH Radio
The 63rd Annual St. Mary’s Fall Festival has been scheduled for Oct. 4-5. The festival is not only a tradition for St. Mary’s Parish, but one the entire community looks forward to yearly, a press release said.
The kick-off for this year’s festival will be the 2nd Annual Road Rally. This is a competition of driving accuracy and will test the team’s skills of time, speed, and distance. Teams will be made up a driver and a navigator, and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. A gathering of all participants will follow. The date for the Road Rally is yet to be announced.
The Knights of Columbus“ Spaghetti Dinner” will be held Friday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. It will be followed by the live auction, which starts at 7 p.m. There will be a vast array of items up for bid this year, including lots of furniture, a large screen projection television, treadmill, chest freezer, handmade quilts and afghans, artwork, vacation and entertainment packages, and much more. There will be sweets and a silent auction featuring “buy it now” pricing on certain items. Also, children through 3rd grade will have activities planned just for them on Friday evening.
On Saturday, Oct. 5, festival activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. on the Parish Grounds. There will be food and festival games and rides, including a giant inflatable slide, bounce houses, and hamster ball. There will also be a “Used Car Lot” silent car auction, bake shop, face painting, and dried and fresh flowers. St. Joseph’s Food Pantry will be accepting Thanksgiving food item donations. St. Joseph’s Food Pantry is a ministry at St. Mary’s that supplies food to those in need in our community.
Another of St. Mary’s outreach ministries, The White Elephant, will also be open for business on Friday from 3-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fall and winter clothing will be available as well as Halloween and Christmas decorations.
For more information about the festival, contact Lenna Aird (865) 216-5625 or [email protected] or visit the website www.stmarysoakridge.org/Parish/fallfest.html. If you have interest in becoming a festival sponsor, contact Kathryn Chou at [email protected].