MARIA STEIN – The Maria Stein Shrine will host the fourth annual Heritage Day Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. The family friendly event offers free activities including quilt and tractors shows, Tim Nealeigh as the Weaver, free live music by Danny Schneible, Shrine scavenger hunt with prizes, pie baking contest and auction, and petting zoo sponsored by the Maria Stein FFA. Other activities include the popular Sweet Tooth Booth, Gift Basket Raffle, balloons, bingo, face painting, youth games and ice cream.
New this year are a corn hole tournament, 1800s booth, chuck-a-luck, black jack, “Stump the Priests” and bungee run. To register for the corn hole tournament or pie baking contest, download the form online from the Shrine’s website, mariasteinshrine.org.
Raffle tickets are on sale now at the Shrine, on their website and are also available the day of the event. A $1,000 grand prize winner will be drawn the day of the event and a $100 prize winner will be drawn each month. New this year, there will be a second $1,000 drawing in the spring.Drawings will be recorded and released on the Shrine’s YouTube page and social media pages with special guest appearances from the event sponsors.
The Heritage Day Celebration is held each year to raise funds for the operation of the Maria Stein Shrine. The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Road in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit www.mariasteinshrine.org.