Help us celebrate annual Fall Festival

Published 12:06 am Thursday, October 2, 2014

This Saturday and Sunday, Cathedral School will celebrate its 167th annual Fall Festival.

This is one of the longest running festivals in the South. The whole community is invited to come out and enjoy fun, fellowship, family and friends. There is something for all to enjoy during the weekend.

The weekend festivities get started early this year with the Cathedral Green Wave football team taking on Lumberton 7 p.m. Friday for homecoming at Devereaux Stadium.

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Bring your children and grandchildren from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday to enjoy the midway games, cake walk, photo booth, art projects, face painting and more; and, of course, the delicious foods like our traditional juicy burgers. You can buy casseroles, scratch cakes, crafts, books, Cathedral merchandise and homemade candy. Raffle chances will be available for various prizes including $5,000 cash, an Apple iPad, Beats headphones, 40-inch Vizio LED flat-screen television, “Basket of Cheer,” gasoline gift certificates, adult bicycle, accent chest and a set of Vera Bradley luggage. The ever popular class theme baskets will also be on display. The baskets are available through a silent auction, which begins on Saturday and ends at 2 p.m. Sunday. Every year these baskets get better and better — a sight to be seen.

The fun continues Saturday night with the adult paddle wheel. Plates of barbecue ribs and bowls of gumbo will be available for take-out in center drive from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinner inside the cafeteria will begin at 6 p.m., and the paddle auction starts at 7 p.m. We have had many wonderful prizes donated from the generous Miss-Lou businesses and individuals to make up our prize packages which include, a trip to New York, a trip to Gatlinburg, his and hers packages, children’s playhouse packages and much more. Please visit Cathedral’s website to see a full list of packages and instructions on how to purchase pre-sold paddles. Come join us for a fun filled night of prizes, food and drinks.

The festival continues Sunday with the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Dine in the cafeteria, or curbside take out will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The midway games, food, raffles and other activities will continue on the elementary playground and in the multi-purpose room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. As the midway activities come to an end, bingo in the cafeteria begins. Bingo begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. The winners for the raffle items will be drawn during bingo. At 4 p.m., we will close the doors on another successful and fun-filled Fall Festival weekend.

Adam and I, as well as our co-chairmen Doug and Katie Smith, would like to personally thank all those who have given so generously in time and support toward this worthy cause.

The entire school community, parents, alumni, students, faculty and friends all work together to make this a success. It would not be possible without the generosity of the Miss-Lou businesses and individuals. We invite the entire community to come out and enjoy the fun.


Shannon Probst is the chairperson for the 2014 Fall Festival.