Reflections by Randy Hodge
|Posted on October 2, 2018 at 8:35 AM|
The autumnal equinox recently arrived which is a sure sign that St. Pat’s Annual Fall Festival is just around the corner. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 14, once again sponsored by the St. Patrick Athletic Association, and staffed by our Shamrock athletes, their parents and the coaches. The festival is an important fundraiser which generates over 20% of the athletic budget.
The Fall Festival will provide food, fun, and festivities for the entire family. The vendors will open at 9 a.m., so you can go to 7:30 Mass then go right over to the school. The first-floor hallway, classrooms, and gymnasium will be packed with handmade goods. It’s a great time to start some early Christmas shopping. There is always such a variety that it is difficult to choose what to buy.
Kidfest’s activities, games, face painting, and raffles will keep the kids occupied while you shop. They will open at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the school.
Dinner will be served in St. Patrick's Cafeteria from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. It will include roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, hot vegetables, salad, homemade bread, homemade desserts and a beverage of your choice. Take-out meals are also available in the Parish Hall, located on the south end of the school, adjacent to Grand River Avenue.
To make room for dinner you’ll want to run in the 5K or half-marathon, which will begin at 8 a.m. If you find the thought of running to be bad for your health, there will be a Euchre Tournament in the Parish Hall beginning at 12:30. This is also a good place to sit and wait while your spouse shops!
The Fall Festival will offer plenty of fun for everyone in the family. We hope to see you there!
For complete information about St. Patrick Fall Festival, visit the festival website: www.freewebs.com/stpatsfallfestival