Holy Rosary Parish Festival kicks off friday, June 16

Staff report

ST. MARYS – One of the summer’s main events, the Holy Rosary Parish Festival kicks off Friday, June 16 and features one of the most attractive entertainment schedules in the area. The festival runs through Sunday, June 18 on the parish and church grounds in St. Marys.

“Once again we feel our entertainment schedule is very attractive and one of many great reasons to attend our annual festival, “said Don Glaser, one of the festival’s co-chairman. “We feel we have a festival that has something for everyone. It’s a family fun event that helps our parish and school. We also have great food, games, rides and activities for everyone. Holy Rosary parishioners are working hard to make this a successful event.”

The entertainment schedule features the following:


• 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tommy Renfroe

• 9 p.m. to midnight The Hypnotix


• 9 to midnight Shelby County Line


• 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Awaken

• 3 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull (Registration 2:30 p.m.)

• 6 to 9 p.m. The Wannabees

On Sunday, June 18, the annual Cara Young Memorial 5K Run/Fun Walk starts at 8 a.m. at the corner of South and Pine Streets. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $10 or $20 with a T-shirt. Registration forms are available on the Holy Rosary Parish website (holyrosarychurch.us), in Holy Rosary Church or at the parish office.

A variety of food selections also await attendees. One annual feature is the festival’s chicken fry. This year the chicken fried by the Knights of Columbus will be served only on the main grounds and may be purchased at the festival’s main concession tent. Individual dinners are $7.50. Twelve-piece buckets are available for $12 and 20-piece buckets for $19. To preorder, call 419-733-4552.

Festival organizers have planned lots of activities for the youth including a special area for kids’ games as well as rides by Classic Midway. Daily wristbands are available for $15.

Festival goers enjoying bingo can do so nightly in the handicap-accessible Holy Rosary Church basement. The annual festival drawing caps off the weekend Sunday at 9 p.m. with drawings for more than $3,500 in cash prizes to be given away, including the top prize of $2,500. Tickets are available at the parish office, from Holy Rosary parishioners, or during the festival.

For a full schedule, visit www.holyrosarychurch.us.

Staff report