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September 8-10, 2017
The annual harvest festival is the biggest social event of the year at the Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe. It’s a celebration of our faith and fellowship. The extensive dinner menu, the games for kids and adults, the country store, silent auction, men’s game night and ladies bingo night make the festival an event for all parishioners and the community. This festival is possible because of the generous help of parishioners. Over 100 people are needed to pull off this event. Working together is a parish tradition and a lot of fun!
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It’s that time of year again! This is a parish-wide event and we need lots of help to make it a success. Last year, the items that brought in the highest dollar value donations for the church were items or services donated by parishioners.
Please consider donating some items that create excitement in bidding, such as:
• A week or weekend at a cabin
• Tickets for sporting events (from you season ticket holders!)
• Service that you could provide, such as: shoveling, mowing, babysitting, or hosting a dinner.
We will still have the adopt-a-basket program as it gets closer to the silent auction, but we just wanted to get you thinking about some larger ticket ideas!! Thank you so much for your generosity. Please contact Louise Babatz, at 651-246-0580 or email@example.com with any questions or to donate your gift.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, September 8:
Ladies Bingo Night (at St. Joseph’s Church)
The fun starts at 6:00 pm. This year the theme is Hawaiian yay! There will be raffle baskets, cash & basket prizes, entertainment, Bingo – with a $250 black-out prize, a 50/50 raffle and more. Come join the fun!
Cost is $30 through September 7th. $35 at the door. Your paid admission gets you a scrumptious dinner, 2 drink tickets, 1 bingo card for the evening (you can always purchase more – $1 per card) and a lovely night out with the girls! Additional alcohol will be available for purchase.
You can sign-up and pay on-line, sign-up and pay after mass or sign-up and send your money into the Parish office (Note: if you choose to send your payment to the Parish Office – please be sure to write Ladies Bingo Night on the memo line). Tickets will be available at the door until 7:30 pm on 9/8.
Please note: bring extra cash or your checkbook to purchase bingo cards and extra chances to win the 50/50 raffle or the basket prizes.
Saturday, September 9:
Men’s Game Night (at St. Joseph’s Church)
Doors open at 6:00 pm. Making a return appearance: Meat Raffle, Bean Bag Tournament, and Hammerschlagen! New this year will be a basketball tournament and pull tabs. The bean bag tournament will start at 6:30 pm. If you know who you wish to team up with, please indicate who your partner is when you register for the event. No partner? No problem! Teams will be randomly formed from those who registered. $200 cash prize for the winning team ($100/person). Cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place, too!
Cost is $30 through September 8th. $35 at the door. Dinner will be grilling out. Burgers, Brats and all the fixings! Beer Cart! Your paid admission gets you dinner, 2 drink tickets, and fellowship. Additional alcohol will be available for purchase.
You can sign-up and pay on-line, sign-up and pay after mass or sign-up and send your money into the Parish office (Note: if you choose to send your payment to the Parish Office – please be sure to write Men’s Game Night on the memo line). Tickets will be available at the door until 7:30 pm on 9/9.
Please bring extra cash or your checkbook for the meat raffle.
Sunday, September 10:
Sunday’s events run from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (at St. Peter’s Church)
11:30 am – 2:00 pm, Catered by Red’s Cafe
Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, corn, dinner rolls and butter and yummy desserts provided by our wonderful Parish bakers. Dinner is served in St. Peter’s dining hall. Adults: $9, 5-12: $5, under 5 free. Tickets will be sold after mass and also on Festival Sunday, starting at 10:30 am.
Drawing held at 3:30 pm. Grand prize: $1000! Other cash prizes: $500 (2), $250 (2), $100 (10)
Raffle tickets are $5 each and are available after all masses or can be purchased from any parishioner. Raffle tickets will be sold until 2:00 on Festival Sunday.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hillbilly Cadillacs
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Delano River Band
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Hillbilly Cadillacs
11:00 am – 2:00 pm in St. Martha Hall
Games/Activities for Kids
Face Painting, balloon twister, ring toss, inflatable obstacle course, inflatable slide and more! New this year will be a Tot Area! Come check it out!!
Tickets will be needed to participate in all the children’s games and activities. Tickets $0.50 each. Most games/activities will be 1 ticket.
Games for Teens & Adults
The Minnesota Vikings have a bye week but come watch our rivals on a large screen TV in the Beer Garden. Play the Wine Wheel game and join friends under the tent for a friendly game of Bingo. Taste the best of fall harvest produce; and from the kitchens of talented bakers and cooks. There will be delicacies rich in authentic down-home flavors.
Please note: For the Beer Garden and Wine Wheel, IDs will be checked and wristbands will be provided to those participants 21 or older. Wristbands are required to purchase beer or play the Wine Wheel.
New This Year
A Decorated Cake Contest and a Cake Walk! The decorated cakes will be judged on Saturday, September 9 and the winner announced at the Festival. All decorated cakes will be the prizes for the Cake Walk. Will you be the lucky winner of the cake walk to take home the Decorated Cake Contest winner???
In addition to the turkey dinner, the Knights of Columbus will be grilling burgers and brats outside.
Mini-donuts and cheese curds will also be available for purchase this year!
Come to the biggest event in town!