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Cathedral Fall Fest starts Saturday

The 166th Cathedral Fall Festival will be this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday.

This is one of the country’s longest-running festivals and is a wonderful way to share fellowship with family and friends in the entire community. There are activities for all to enjoy over the course of the weekend, so please come and celebrate with Cathedral School.

The fun begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues to 2 p.m. Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy on the elementary playground, the Midway games, cake walk, face painting and, of course, the wonderful concessions that include the famous Juicy Burger.

Inside the multipurpose room you will be able to buy arts and crafts, casseroles, homemade candy, scratch cakes and purchase raffle tickets that include a $5,000 cash prize.

You will also find the class basket silent auctions available for bidding that end at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. We have exciting new ideas for wonderful class baskets every year.

Also Saturday, the Dodge Drive will be available on center drive. The drive allows individuals to test drive a Dodge product, and Dodge will then donate per test drive to Cathedral School.

Saturday night, the fun continues with the adult night paddle wheel night. Starting at 5 p.m., the Ribs and Gumbo dinner begins with takeout available. For takeout, you can just drive down the center drive of Cathedral school.

Dinner ends at 7 p.m. when the paddle auction will begin. We have numerous packages available that have all been donated by the very generous Miss-Lou businesses and individuals who without this could not be possible.

Packages include trips, hunting, electronics and many other items. If you are not able to make adult night but would like a chance at each package, pre-sold paddles are available for $175. These can be purchased Saturday at the festival, Saturday night prior to adult night or you may contact Cathedral school to purchase.

Sunday the fun continues with Midway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all of the previous day’s events, along with the addition of the demanded Turkey Dinner.

You and your family can enjoy the Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings in the cafeteria or take-out from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  After Turkey Dinner ends, Bingo begins at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria and is a Fall Festival favorite for all ages.

Come join Walt Brown for a two-hour, fun-filled time with Bingo! During Bingo, the raffle winners will be announced along with the class basket silent auction winners.

The Cathedral school community, parents, alumni, students, faculty and friends all work very hard to make this a success, and it would not be possible without the generosity of Miss-Lou businesses and individuals.

The Fall Festival allows Cathedral School to continue the mission that began in 1847 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and later by the Daughters of Charity.

Chris and I, with our co-chairs Adam and Shannon Probst, would like to personally thank all those who have given so much of their time and support to this wonderful cause.

We invite the entire community to come out and enjoy the fun and fellowship.


Lee Hinson is co-chair of 2013 Cathedral Fall Festival with husband Chris Hinson.