I stopped in as volunteers were setting up for the annual St. Helen Spring Festival 2019 (5100 Burkhardt Road). The event starts tonight at 6:30 pm and ends Sunday at 9 pm.
I read that some questioned the decision to move ahead with the festival this year. I love the way the parish stated their decision to proceed.
“We are a church of joy and of hope. So many in our area, especially the more impoverished among us, are unable to travel on vacations during the summer. Activities like the St. Helen Festival are a way for them to relax, have fun, make memories. This year ESPECIALLY, we believe, that is very necessary!”
I talked with the event chairman who told me that his parish had already given quite a bit to tornado relief efforts and was giving 10% of the proceeds from this event. He said they have planned a great festival this year with 22 entertainment acts, great foods like the famous St Helens cabbage rolls and 17 different craft beers.
Rides, games of chance, food galore, a wide selection of craft beers, margaritas and wine – plus 20+ musical acts on 2 stages.
6:30PM – midnight on FR 6/7/19 Spungeworthy will play from 7 -1pm
1:00PM – midnight on SA 6/8/19 The Driving Force Band (classic rock) plays from 3:30 to 5pm.
1:00PM – 9:00PM on SU 6/9/19 Ithika plays Sunday