Face painting has proven to be popular at previous St. Mary’s Parish Festivals.—PD&S File Photo
The annual St. Mary's Parish Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 8. The festival will include games, food, music and fun all weekend long. The public is welcome. Carnival rides for the children will run Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to closing and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All rides are $2 apiece. On Sunday, a $15 bracelet is good for rides all day. All-you-can-eat meals will be served each day at $8 apiece with children 11 and under $4 and under 4 free. Fish fry meals will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Mexican dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Live entertainment will be featured each day. The schedule: Friday, Combo Nation, 7 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Dakota Band, 7 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, Shari Leake, 2 to 4 p.m. During the festival, a 2013 Dodge Avenger automobile will be raffled off. Chances are $5 apiece. There will be a beer garden open from 6 p.m. to closing both Friday and Saturday and from noon to closing Sunday. Silent auction tent, spin to win contest Other activities include a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday and a kickball at 10 a.m. Saturday. The silent auction tent will be open all three days and there will be spin to win contests. A traveling relic display will be at St. Mary's during the festival. There will be over 130 relics there, including relics of the Lord's passion (the cross, thorns from the crown etc.). More information can be found on the display website at catholicsaintrelics.com/2694.html. "Please consider visiting the display and coming into contact with the saints," said the Rev. Jonathan Meyer, St. Mary's pastor. All proceeds from the festival and car raffle will go to St. Mary's School and Parish budgets. For more information, contact the church at 346-3604.