To all the parishioners of St. Mary's and to all our friends and supporters:
Our parish festival this year was fantastic. From all indications it seems that it was a huge success. Many people came out. And I think we all had a very good time. Geneva Hall was full most of the afternoon. The figures are not yet in, but I think we also did well financially.
I want to offer a great big thanks to all who helped to make this year's festival such a great success. First thanks go to Cathy Smith and Tina Franks for their leadership this year as co-chairpersons and for coordinating the entire event. Second, I want to thank all the sub-committee chairpesons who put such a huge effort into making the festival such a great success:
Advertising: David Swinson III
Audible Auction: Tina Franks & Allan Wichkoski
Auctioneers: Boyd Williams & Robbie Clark
Bingo: Mike Tusa and family
Catering: Barbara Weidman and Carolyn Williams
Children's Activities: Ray and Vicki Nazzario and family
Country Store: Carl, Pat. Sarah and Julia Ervin
Garden & Plant Store: Loretta Thomas
Pro-Life: Jeanne & Jan Arensman
Raffle: Vicki Rosenbaum
Rod & Custom Show: Fred Aleman
Rosary Group Booth: Anna Fitzpatrick
Silent Auction: Jackie Rhodes
White Elephant: Rosalie Griffin & Josie Reinke
Thank you to all the helpers and workers at the various events.
Thanks to those who donated so many wonderful items, made cash donations and to all who bid on and bought the items. Thanks to the sponsors of the Rod & Custom Show and to Eddie Ray's Smokehouse for the food. Thanks to Geneva Hall for providing the space for the festival. And finally, thanks to all who came out in support of our festival and thanks be to God.
Fr. Joe Geleney