Thanks so much for all who made our Parish Festival possible!

Thanks so much for all who made our Parish Festival possible!

Fr. Tom for being the driving force behind it and for knowing that just as a family needs time to play together and enjoy each other‘s company, so does our parish family!

To all of you who came to Festival, maybe for the first time, many for the umpteenth time, all taking time to be together and just enjoy the “rain on the parking lot!”

Most importantly, thanks to the countless people who helped – serving, setting up, taking down. Cleaning, prepping, toting, carrying, dumping garbage! Keeping the games going and the treats flowing. Cooking the wonderful food and providing us with cookies and items for the bake sale.

No matter what you did, your effort made this a wonderful day!

Of course, there are those who go unnamed but hopefully never not thanked, who year after year show up and do whatever we need:
– The men of the KofC who staff the Bingo Hall and the Beer Tent.
– The ladies of the CDA who serve faithfully in the lines and provide endless cookies and ice cream!
– The Melodrama crew who spend hours making sno-cones, popcorn and cotton candy (just how many hours does it take to get the cotton candy out of your hair??)

Special persons who take care of other things:
Amy Pierce and her army of face painters
Denny Yeaman – security
Dan and Lauren Nugyen – our DJ and bake sale person
Jim Lewandowski – First Aid
Those faithful ‘dunkees’ who wait patiently while someone throws a ball to see if it is a hit or a miss! Knowing we are
all hoping for hit after hit!!
Gina Volenec and Peter Kennedy – publicity!! How would we ever get notes out to the parish without you!!
Troop 380 for the loan of equipment! This year the pop-ups were particularly great!

And finally, the committee – who work all year at their appointed tasks to be sure this one day goes off
without a hitch!:
Bernie Larson – games
Ted Thomsen – food
Paul Wenninghoff – food
Lisa Hayford – volunteers
Pam Schmidt – tickets
Brett Matthies – tents & tables
Steve Morford – beer tent
DeEmma Fitzgerald – dunk tank
Jim & Evetta McKinley – In the book it says we are the chairs, but our only task is to ask these wonderful people for help and to get them what they need!

Stay tuned for more festival pictures!