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St. Patrick School hosts MayFest

By Staff
BALLOONS Julie Bordelon, principal of St. Patrick School, gets ready for MayFest. Submitted photo
Special to The Star
May 4, 2001
St. Patrick School's annual MayFest will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine.
The festival will include game booths, rides, face painting, hands-on crafts, a craft store, a silent auction and live entertainment throughout the day. There will be plenty of good food to appease every appetite.
GAME BOOTHS: Includes a bean bag toss, moon jump, bucket truck lift rides, a cake wheel, pick-a-duck, a grand prize game, milk bottle throw, straw surprise, putt-putt golf, basketball throws, pick-a-pop, go fishing, a clown, pingpong, ring toss and a hay ride. There are two new games this year, the 22-foot giant slide and the bungee run. Paddy Bucks won at each game can be used for prizes at the Paddy Buck Booth.
CONCESSIONS: A variety of concessions will be available, including hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage dogs, popcorn, snow cones, barbecue sandwiches, sodas, bottled water and ice cream. The Filipino and American Friendship Group will also provide wonderful lumpia plates. The cafeteria will be open for those who want to sit and dine.
CRAFT STORE: Will feature items prepared by parishioners of St. Patrick Catholic Church, parents and students. Crafts, new items and home-baked goods will be available.
SILENT AUCTION: Will feature gifts and prizes donated by local businesses, parishioners and parents. Items include: a weekend trip to Seaside, Fla.; a weekend trip to Callaway Gardens; furniture from South of the Border; and children's birthday parties from local businesses. One auction will feature an original 5×7 oil landscape by local artist Greg Cartmell. The artwork is valued at $750.00.
There will be several raffles:
1st Prize: Ladies Bulova Watch
2nd Prize: 19 inch Phillips TV/VCR
3rd Prize: $100
Tickets are available through the school office and may also be purchased at the festival.
The public is invited to the festival for a fun day for the entire family. The games, activities and food are priced low enough that the kids can come at 10 a.m. and play the entire day while mom, dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles sit back and enjoy. MayFest also gives parents an opportunity to learn about the school. For parents who already have children enrolled, it is a great time to get to know your children's friends, their families and their teachers. For parents interested in enrolling their children at St. Patrick, it is a perfect opportunity to meet the students and parents of St. Patrick School.
For more information, call 482-6044.