Come out for Cathedral Fall Festival fun

Published 12:49 am Monday, September 25, 2017

Please join us this weekend at Cathedral School for one of the longest running festivals in the South.  Bring your children and grandchildren this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, to the 170th annual Fall Festival!  The whole community is invited to come out and enjoy the fun.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy Midway games, including the cake walk, tie die T-shirt booth, spin art projects, face painting, and more, as well as our traditional juicy burgers and other delicious treats for lunch. You can also buy casseroles, scratch cakes, crafts, books, Cathedral merchandise, homemade candy, and raffle tickets for $3,000 Cash, an Apple IPAD, Beats Headphones, flat-screen TV, ‘Basket of Cheer,’ gasoline gift certificates, TG McCary portrait session and a set of Vera Bradley luggage.

Do not miss our ever-popular class theme baskets on display in the silent auction hall.  Bids close on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Our Saturday night supper event begins with take-out plates of barbeque ribs and bowls of delicious Roux 61 gumbo in Center Drive from 5 to 7 p.m.  If you wish to dine in, dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Saturday night is also the Adult Paddle Auction, beginning at 7 p.m. We have wonderful prizes donated from the very generous Miss-Lou businesses and individuals: a custom built farm table, furniture, works by local artists, exciting trips, including a weekend at The Alluvian, a week in Destin and a trip to Hawaii! Purchase a cork or bottle cap to take a chance on winning a fine bottle of wine.

Please visit Cathedral’s website or Cathedral’s Fall Festival Facebook page to see a full list of packages and instructions on how to purchase pre-sold paddles.

The festival continues Sunday. 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.

Our traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings (dine in or take out) is available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is the ever-popular Bingo in the cafeteria. In addition, the winners for the raffle items will be announced.   At 4 p.m. we will close the doors on another successful and fun-filled Fall Festival weekend.

Nathan and I, along with our co-chairmen Lee and Hyde Carby, thank all of you who have given so generously of your time and support to this annual event in support of Cathedral School’s mission of excellence in education. On behalf of Cathedral School, we invite the entire community to come out, enjoy and discover what the Cathedral family has to offer.
Jessica Stubbs is the 2017 Cathedral Fall Festival chairman.