Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18
(check back for updates)

It’s time to start looking ahead to our Fall Festival. There are several areas covered and plans are already shaping up, but it is good to gather to review progress and address questions. There are a couple of festival possibilities that would be nice to add if we can get volunteers. First is BINGO. This is tradition that would be nice to have. It would only need to take place from 5:30 to 7:30 on the night of the festival. The other attraction that is a Franny special is The Mouse Game. People who have been to our festival in the past are familiar with this. It is an outdoor event and, again, would only be about 2 hours. If you are interested in leading either of these, please call Tom in the parish office at 320-252-1363 or email tofferdahl@stfrancissartell.org.
Please plan on attending a planning/review meeting on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30pm in Xavier Hall. At most it will take an hour. Thank you to those who are already on board with helping. Looking forward to some festival fun!

Frantoberfest is back!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th.

What we know so far . . .

The Silent Auction is in good hands with returning chair people – Pam & Boris Banjac and Candice Koopmeiners. Same thing with the Franny Flyer 5k/10k/1 mile walk and Children’s Run which starts off the weekend with the race taking place Saturday morning. Thank you Nick Novak. Saturday afternoon we will have Mass at 4:00pm with music, food and fun to follow . . . 

OUTSIDE! The hamburger stand is back, beer will be poured, music will be playing and there will be activities for children and youth. Thank you to Margaret Stang (children’s games), Rick Fleege (youth), Jeff Eikmeier (beer), KC’s (food stand), and Mary Fasen (finance). Lily’s Wings (Steve & Kelli Ehlen) and Fun Time Ice Cream (Francis & Shikha Gomes) will be on site and selling food.


On Sunday morning, a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast is getting lined up and we will end the event with the closing of the Silent Auction at Noon and the raffle drawing. Are there opportunities for more? Probably. What do we need? More good people to step forward to help. We need prayers for good planning and the safety of all involved. We need donations for many things – silent auction, parish raffle, and more. Details will come out as the planning continues. Thank you to those who have said yes to helping make this happen. Many great things have been started. Please call Tom in the parish office (320-252- 1363, ext. 1105) or send him an email (tofferdahl@stfrancissartell.org) if you have ideas and/or want to help.