St. Pius X to Host Annual Parish Fest Weekend Featuring its Biggest Ever Raffle, Local Food and Live Music Under the Tent
APPLETON, Wis., (Tuesday, May 1, 2018)—On Friday, June 1, St. Pius X Catholic Parish will launch its Parish Fest weekend where the community gathers at the church grounds for three days of entertainment—Friday Fish Fry, live bands, Sheephead tournament, Car Show, Family Movie Night, Silent Auctions, special masses, family fun, and two of its largest raffles.
With prizes ranging from a pellet, flame-grill smoker and patio set, to a Grand Raffle valued at more than $10,000 in cash prizes, the parish has planned for its largest raffle yet! The Silent Auction features items and gift packages donated by favorite area businesses.
Each year the Parish Fest features live music Under the Tent. The parish has two of the 2018 Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award Best Cover Band nominees headlining this year’s festival! Road Trip plays Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m., and Ask Your Mother headlines Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m., leading up to the Grill and Patio Set Raffle.
“We’ve been fortunate each year to have a great support system of volunteers at St. Pius X and area businesses keeping Parish Fest weekend fresh each year with great food vendors, headlining bands, and raffles,” says St. Pius X Parish business administrator, Terry Kuehl. “But the best part is seeing the greater community get together for fun activities for all ages.”
The celebration kicks off with a Friday Night Fish Fry by Heaven’s Grill and family fun and games, including outdoor movie, The Greatest Showman. The beer tent features Domestic and Stone Arch Craft beers for purchase. Day Two kicks off with a traditional Sheephead Card Tournament, the 4th annual Car Show, food by Heaven’s Grill—hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, kettle corn, and more—family fun activities and Saturday mass. Sunday’s events start with an outdoor mass at 10:30 a.m., more Silent Auctions, family fun activities, food by Heaven’s Grill and the Grand Raffle at 1:30.
For more information about the 2018 St. Pius X Parish Fest and to view the full schedule, visit: stpiusappleton.org.
About St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church Parish Fest
St. Pius X Catholic Parish was established in 1957 under the Green Bay Diocese. For more than 35 years, the parish has hosted its annual picnic, which got its start as a fish fry, then became a day-long family event with food and games, before it grew into a weekend celebration for the entire community.
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The Mary Reardon Story, published January, 2019