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Summer festival set for June 17 with crafts, food, entertainment

From Staff Reports

The members of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission have announced that they are planning their second Summer Festival. “Our first Summer Fest last year was so successful that we have decided to do it again and hopefully make it bigger and better,” said Fr. Tom Charters, pastor.  “We are trying to raise enough money to build a multi-purpose building and it is a big task.”

The Summer Fest will be Saturday, June 17th, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., on the church property at 657 N. Mohawk Drive in Erwin and everyone is invited. Look for the yard signs sponsored by Impact Plastics and follow them to the event.

There will be several food booths, featuring both Mexican and American fare. There will be homemade tamales and more traditional Mexican cuisine. The American booth will be flipping all sorts of burgers with all the fixin’s and grilling hot dogs.  There will be funnel cakes, which were a huge hit last year, and a bake sale booth with all home baked treats.

There are already many crafters and vendors signed up. There will be a silent auction and games for kids with prizes and lots of music.  “We will also have the dunk tank supplied by our Volunteer Fire Department, so Fr. Tom…be ready,” the press release read.  The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are supposed to be there with displays and information from all services.

They are still taking application for vendors and crafters. There are about 12 acres, so space is big enough to hold lots of booths and parking is close by. For more vendor and/or crafter information, call Mary Ann at 257-5096.

Men and volunteers from the Knights of the Columbus have been on the property mowing and getting things prepared for the Summer Fest.

If anyone would like to come and hay it before we cut it all down, call Gary at 257-5096 or 315-730-5096.  Someone will make arrangements to meet you there to cut and bale the property.

The congregation is praying for good weather and hope to see all neighbors and friends at the Summer Fest on June 17th to enjoy some good food and wonderful fellowship.