Fall Festival, September 22-23
Download August 19 Festival report: Festival Insert Aug 19 (includes contact info for Festival chairs)
Download July 29 Festival report: Festival Bulletin Insert July 29th (includes contact info for Festival chairs)
Saturday: Bingo will begin at 5:30 pm. until 9:00 pm. A variety of food items will be available in the Social Hall right after mass at 5 pm. Several of the booths will be open starting at 3 pm – including the Bakery booth, Jewelry, Silent Auction and Grandma’s Treasures.
Sunday: All booths including the Paddle Wheel will be in operation from 11:00 am to 4 pm. All Children’s games will be outside on the playground. (In case of rain Children’s games will be in lower level of Parish Center.) The kitchen will be serving our famous tacos, burgers, brats, and hot dogs from the grill.
Donations: We will be pleased to accept your donations before and after mass every Saturday and Sunday. Please bring them to the back of the church. Donations during the week on Monday through Friday will be accepted at the Parish Center from 9 am to 4 pm.
Donation Suggestions include:
Silent Auction – New items, gift certificates, collectibles. Include price. See detailed basket info below.
Bakery – Baked Goods, canned goods, crafts
Jewelry – Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, clips, hats, purses, scarves.
Pie Booth – Any type of pie, ice cream (gallon size) needed the week of festival in case we need to buy additional.
Bottle Lotto – Separate wrapped candy, fruit roll-ups
Root Beer Floats – Root Beer and any other flavor pop in liter bottles. (On sale at Cub this week 10 for $10)
Kid’s Games – Prizes for kids of all ages. (Oriental Trading is an excellent web site as is Amazon.com. Search under “Carnival Prizes.” Many prizes for reasonable price.
FALL FESTIVAL SILENT AUCTION TEAM NEEDS YOUR HELP TO BUILD A BETTER BASKET!
We need new items with the price tags on please. We need to know the value when making the bid slips.
Items for men are especially needed. Items for babies, bridal shower items, Minnesota items, gift wrapping items, pet items, grilling items, sports items, wine, baking, holiday, home décor items. Items for teens. Small appliances such as pizza ovens, toasters, mixers, blenders, waffle irons, hair irons and blow dryers. Games and toys for children, please remember the boys!! Tickets to the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Wild are always well received. Power tools, tool kits. Gift cards are great too. Theater tickets (the Ordway, the Guthrie, etc.) would also be another welcome additions.
When dining out at your favorite restaurant, inquire with the manager if they would consider donating a gift card to the Fall Festival. We will send a “thank you” letter to them.
Bring your donations to the Parish Office Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or you can leave them by the St. Matthew Icon when you come to weekend Mass. Thank you for your donations.
IN-PERSON VISITS TO BUSINESSES
The Fall Festival can use help going to area businesses and soliciting donations. Besides the Silent Auction, donations are need for the Paddle Wheel and other games such as Bingo. This might sound like a job no one wants to do but it is really not that hard. Most of the businesses have already received a letter. They may have forgotten to send an item. We can work in pairs so you would not have to go alone. Consider helping out with this task. We will be starting this the first part of August. If you have questions or want to help contact Ann Contreras (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave your name with the parish office.
Keep checking this website for updated information about the Fall Festival and silent auction.
FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed to help set-up and take down various booths. Also, workers needed in booths for 2 hr shifts where needed.
THANK YOU TO:
Karen Thompson, Linda Rivera & Mary Leibl who have volunteered to chair the Fall Festival.