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Summer Socials And Festivals, 2018

By Special To The Message

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May 31, June 1 and 2, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Holy Rosary Parish, Evansville, grounds open Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 5-10 p.m.; serving cafeteria-style pork chop or fried chicken dinners with made from scratch chicken and dumplings, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, slaw, cheesy biscuits, and your choice of dessert each night 5-7:30 p.m.; handicap dining available in the Parish Hall along with a drive thru or carry out (enter by Raben Tire); carnival rides, games for all ages, huge silent/chance auction, quilt raffle, food booths, featuring festival food including a Latino food booth; car/cash raffle to win your choice of a 2018 Ford Mustang, Eco Sport SUV, Fusion SE Sedan, or $20,000, plus four other cash prizes, tickets $25 each or seven for $100 before May 27.


June 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, St. Boniface Parish, Evansville, grounds open Sat. 5-9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. night serving grilled pork chop dinner with  American potato salad, baked beans, slaw, Amish bread, dessert, and drink, 5-7 p.m., $9/adults, $4 children (hamburger plate with choice of one side, dessert & drink); Sun. lunch serving fried or grilled chicken dinner with chicken & dumplings, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, slaw, Amish bread, dessert, and drink, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $9/adults, $5/children, carry out available both days; grand raffle with $7,750 in prizes; A/C Bingo, live music Saturday night, quilts, paddle wheel, games, gold fish booth, chance auction (adult's and children's), theme baskets, silent auction, patio booth, Fry Shop, Papa John's pizza, hamburgers, brats, lemon shake-ups, fudge/divinity/homemade treats, ice cream. 

June 3, Sunday, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Washington Catholic School Grounds, Washington, buffet style, all-you-can-eat fried chicken and Arnold’s roast beef dinners starting at 11 a.m.; theme baskets, bakery booth, country store, zip line, dunk tank, Cornhole tournament, inflatables; Grand Raffle drawing at 5 p.m. featuring $1,000 grand prize, three $500 prizes and six $100 prizes; food booths featuring fried fish, lemonade shake-ups, homemade ice cream, hamburgers and Hispanic food.

June 3, Sunday, St. Joseph Parish, Jasper, grounds open 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.; serving fried chicken or roast beef, corn or green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, slaw, bread, dessert, beverage beginning 10:30 a.m., drive thru and carry out starting at 10 a.m., $10/adult, $5/children 5 and under; outside food booths, mock turtle soup, hamburgers/cheeseburgers, homemade potato chips, authentic fajitas and tacos,  lemon shake ups, ice cream floats; Grand Raffle with $7,500 in cash prizes, quilts & pick a prize raffle, theme baskets, Bingo, adult and kid games, free inflatables for kids, country store, music entertainment on the plaza and Activity Center; 5K run/walk on June 2.

June 3, Sunday, St. Joseph Parish, Princeton, Strawberry Festival; Dewig's BBQ Dinner served 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in air conditioned cafeteria, $7/adults, $3/children ages 4-10, under 3 eat free;  festival activities from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. include kid’s games, train ride and water slide, basket raffle, Chinese auction, games of chance; strawberry pies and strawberry sundaes; outdoor food including hot dogs, burgers, walking tacos, grilled German bologna, popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy.


June 8 and 9, Friday and Saturday, Annunciation Parish, Evansville, grounds open on the Holy Spirit campus 5-10 p.m. both days; Friday and Saturday, serving fried chicken, chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, gravy corn, green beans, slaw, roll dessert and drink, 5-7 p.m. in A/C school cafeteria; $10/adults, $5/children; carry out available;  theme baskets, silent auction, quilt raffle, cash raffle with a total of $4,000 in cash prizes, kid’s game, inflatables, outside food booths; live music and beer tent both nights.

June 16, Saturday, Corpus Christi Parish, Evansville, 3rd Annual Summerfest, dinner starts at 5 p.m. following Mass; serving Dewig smoked pork chop dinner with green beans, corn, mashed potatoes, roll, and drink, $10/adults, $5/children, carry out available; famous Chuckwagon sausage burgers starting at 6:30 p.m.; yard games; beer garden starts at 6 p.m., must be 21 or older to enter; DJ Songbird with karaoke; find us on Facebook at Corpus Christi Summerfest.

June 21, 22 and 23, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Good Shepherd Parish, Evansville, grounds open 5-10 p.m. nightly; fried chicken & pork chop dinners with homemade chicken & dumplings and all the trimmings served each night from 5-7 p.m. in A/C facility, carry-out available, $10/ Adults, $5/children (ages 4-12); rides, games, food booths, used book & media sale, silent auction, luck of the draw, quilt raffles, Big Cash Raffle, nightly cash Bingo from 7-9 p.m. in A/C facility. June 24 only-Bingo with $1,000 payouts for all specials, no additional buy in, doors will open at 4 p.m.  Call 812-477-5405 for more information. 


June 24, Sunday, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Vincennes, serving our famous Fricassee, fried chicken dinners and jumbo hamburgers starting at 11:00 a.m. in air-conditioned Highland Woods Community Center and also at Highland Woods Park; carry-outs will be available; carry-out Fricassee sales begin at 8:00 a.m.; theme baskets and raffles in the Community Center; games for the kids at the park; all are welcome.



July 8th, Sunday, St. Matthew Parish, Mount Vernon, grounds open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; serving fried chicken or pork chop with corn, green beans, roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, dumplings, dessert, drink, $10/adult, $7/children 12 and under, carry out available; paddle wheel, children’s activities and games, live entertainment, food booths, inflatables; $10,000 Big Money Raffle drawing will be held at the end of the evening.

July 15, Sunday, St. Martin I Parish, St. John Chrysostom Church, New Boston, grounds open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., roast beef and fried chicken dinners beginning at 10 a.m. in air-conditioned Fr. Heck Hall; half pot Bingo from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., silent auction, Chinese auction, New Boston famous soup, country store, outside food stand, Big Raffle drawing at 3:30 p.m.; live entertainment 12-2 p.m., Silly Safari show for the entire family at 2 p.m..


July 29, Sunday, St. Joseph Vanderburgh County, chicken dinners served family style with all the trimmings, beginning 10:30 a.m., carry out and drive thru available; win beautiful quilts, Grand Raffle prizes, hand crafted items and lavish theme baskets; play Bingo and enjoy other games of chance while eating hamburgers, fried pickles, onion rings and Pronto pups, delicious ice cream and peaches; special games and fun for children.



August 5, Sunday, Historic St. Boniface Annual Summer Picnic, Fulda, fried chicken or roast beef dinners with all the trimmings and homemade dessert from 10 am – 2 pm, take outs available; music, quilts, country kitchen, bingo, family fun center, live music and more; for more information contact parish office.

August 5, Sunday, St. James Parish, Haubstadt, serving chicken or roast beef buffet dinners starting at 10:30 a.m., carry out available; Burgoo (bring your own containers), sandwiches, refreshments, ice cream and shakes; $3,000 money prizes will be given away; hourly attendance prize of $25 starting at 12 p.m.; handmade quilts plus “Quilt of the Month” tickets for sale; paddle wheel, adult and children’s auction, Country Store, silent auction, Bingo, theme baskets, Pedal Pull, kids’ games, inflatables, The Wood Shop Stand Cornhole Tourney.

August 11 & 12, St. Philip Parish, Mount Vernon, there will be no inside meal on Saturday but there will be a Drive Thru only meal of BBQ pulled portk sandwich with sides from 5-7:30 pm; Mass is at 4:30 pm; Sunday there will be a chicken dinner with sides served dine-in or drive thru carry-out from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm; Mawss on Sunday morning is 9:30 am; come join us for foods, quilts, games, theme baskets and air-conditioned Bingo; cash prize drawing of 4-$1000 prizes will be drawn at 8 pm Sunday; come join us for fun, food and fellowship.

August 12, Sunday, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mary, Help of Christians Church, Mariah Hill, serving fried chicken dinners from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in air-conditioned dining hall; Mariah Hill Soup available by the bowl or gallon (containers not provided); hamburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, steak tacos, ice cream; Grand Raffle with over 125 prizes, top prizes are a gas grill and three $1,000 cash prizes; handmade quilts, Bingo, kid’s games.

August 18, Saturday, St. Bernard Parish, Rockport, grounds open 4pm-9 p.m.; roast beef and fried chicken dinners served in air-conditioned gym, carry-outs available; outside food tent with hamburgers, brats, corndogs and more; mock turtle soup, children’s play zone, quilt raffle, grocery giveaway, money wheel, cake stand, silent auction, live entertainment; Corvette Raffle.

August 19, Sunday, Precious Blood Parish, Jasper, All you can eat, family-style dinners serving fried chicken, roast beef, chicken & dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, tomatoes, cake and beverage served in our air-conditioned cafeteria beginning at 10 a.m.,  $12/adults, $6/children under 12; chicken dinners available outside or drive-thru; mock turtle soup by the gallon; activities begin at 10:00 a.m. handmade quilt raffle, Bingo, basket raffle, silent auction, country store and games for all ages; special raffles and Grand Raffle with a grand prize of $3,000; all are welcome; for more information, call 812-482-4461.

August 25, Saturday, Holy Redeemer, Evansville, grounds open 5- 9 p.m., serving fried chicken dinners with dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls and dessert from 5- 7:30 p.m., $10/adults, $7/children ages 5 – 10, free/4 and under, carry out and drive-thru available; Big Raffle with $2,250 in cash prizes, quilt raffle, theme baskets, silent auction and half pots; games for small children.

August 25, Saturday, St. Benedict Cathedral Parish, Evansville,Noon-10 p.m., Aug 25; rides, chicken dinner, “Raven Raffle,” carnival food, entertainment, silent auction and plenty more.

August 26, Sunday,  Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, Picnic and Car Show, 11 a.m. -  4 p.m., serving chicken dinners with trimmings in A/C dining room from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Huge Raffle, Quilt Raffle, Bingo, silent auction, food court, Mock Turtle soup, games for children and adults, annual Car Show, Country Store and entertainment.


September 8 and 9, Saturday and Sunday, St. Wendel Parish, St. Wendel, grounds open Sat. 5-10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday night serving grilled pork chop dinner with dessert, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday serving fried chicken dinner with dessert, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., drive-thru and carry out available; $10,000 Grand Raffle, paddle wheel, pull tabs, Bingo, baskets of plenty, Luck of the Draw, family fantasy booth, quilts, book resale, inflatables, dunking booth, children’s games; kiddie tractor pull on Sunday.

September 9, Sunday, St. Mary Parish, Ireland, grounds open at 10:30 a.m., chicken and beef dinners served indoors or outside; drive-thru chicken dinners; homemade chicken noodle soup, beautiful handmade quilts to win from the quilt wheel or from our special quilt raffle; theme baskets, country store, surprise bags, kid’s games. 

St. Bernard, Snake Run, chicken dinner and social, Sunday, September 9, 2018.  Dinner served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., carry outs beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Social events include country store, flea market, gift baskets, children's games, bingo, quilt and money raffle.  Join the FUN in Snake Run!  License #147960.

September 16, Sunday, St. Mary Parish, Huntingburg, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., fried chicken or roast beef dinners with homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, slaw, dessert and beverage; dine in or drive thru; $10/adults, $6/children ages 12 and under; outside food booth with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, BBQ sandwiches, brats, hot dogs, chips, soup and crackers, caramel apples, cake, pie and drinks; grand raffle, quilt raffle, inflatables for kids, country store,  bingo, game booths and musical entertainment.

September 23, Sunday, Holy Family Parish, Jasper, grounds open 10:15 a.m.; serving fried chicken, roast beef, dressing, green beans, slaw, bread, dessert and beverage beginning 10:15 a.m.; $9.00/person, dine-in, carry-out and drive-thru available; mock turtle soup (bowl or gallon), hamburgers, ice cream, inflatables, games, grand raffle, silent auction, quilt wheel and raffle, meat stand, Bingo, pull-tab Bingo, theme baskets, country kitchen, mason jar stand, and more.

September 30, Sunday, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Loogootee, Fall Festival, Mass at noon, followed by meal with free-will offering, entertainment and children’s games.


October 7, Sunday, St. Martin, Chrisney, grounds open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Norb’s Famous Soup by the bowl or gallon; pork chop and chicken dinners served in the dining room; sweet shop, outside food stand, quilt raffle, silent auction, Chinese auction, kid’s games, giant raffle drawing at 4 p.m., live entertainment, car show and more.

October 14, Sunday, Divine Mercy Parish Picnic, St. Anthony Church Campus, St. Anthony; 5K run/walk begins at 8 am; grilled herb chicken and smoked pork loin dinners dine-in or carry-out; mock turtle soup, hamburgers, elephant ears and ice cream; raffles, country store, bingo, kids games and more.