Join Us for a Virtual Franny Fest in 2020!
St. Francis Xavier's Parish Festival!
September 19-20, 2020
Much of our fall festival event will not take place this year. We are unable to gather, socialize and enjoy our outdoor festivities given the current pandemic. However, the Parish Festival generates significant income for the parish budget, so we still plan to have the big ticket raffle, a quilt raffle, an online auction, and a virtual Franny Flyer run this year on the weekend of September 19-20.
Last year FrantoberFest generated net income of $63K, with the raffle accounting for nearly half of that. There are great prizes to win — a cash grand prize of $3,000 as well as gift certificates, products and additional cash prizes. Chances are $5 each and will be distributed in the Gathering Place starting August 22.
You will also be able to buy quilt raffle tickets for the chance to buy a beautiful handmade quilt. We will keep you posted on plans for the raffle drawing on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at noon. Without all of the other events of our traditional festival, we will have a financial shortfall. Therefore, we ask all households to prayerfully consider making a $100 donation to the parish festival this year. This will help with the parish budget that relies on the income from the Parish Festival. Any additional donation you can make beyond buying raffle tickets would be greatly appreciated and help our budget stay healthy.
Online Silent Auction
Thank you to all who have generously donated to this year’s Silent Auction. We have about 80+ items that are sure to peek your fancy! To view all items now, go to and get ready to bid! The auction begins on Friday, September 11 at 5:00 pm and continues until Sunday, September 20 at noon. Winners will be called and items may be picked up that Sunday. Good luck on your bidding, and God Bless you all.
Virtual Franny Flyer 5k 10K
The 10th Annual St Francis Franny Flyer 5K 10K 1Mile 1K will be a virtual race this year and will be held on Saturday, September 19. The specifics for the race include:
*Runners can register at eventbrite.com, search Franny Flyer
*The cost for participating is reduced to include: 5K 10K - $15 and 1K & 1 mile - $10
*Runners will run on their own time and their own course.
*Runners will run anytime on Saturday, September 19.
*Runners can report their times to Gopher State Events website and their times will be posted.
Big Ticket Raffle
$10,000 in prizes including this year's grand prize of $3,000 cash! We hope to do our best this year to make the raffle successful. In order to do that, we need you to pick up your tickets from the church's gathering space starting the weekend of Saturday, August 22nd.
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