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

8.7.22

FRANTOBER FEST NEWS
The raffle ticket is at the printer. We hope to have it back early next week and will get the packets stuffed and ready for pick-up very soon thereafter. Thank you to the many donors who gifted the parish with cash, prizes and gift certificates. There is over $10,500 dollars in prizes. Thanks also to those giving to our silent auction. We have received more than 60 items and donations are being received almost daily. The auction chairs ask that you donate new items. That’s what people are looking for on our auction. You can call Candice at 654-1350 or Pam at 309-4735 if you have any questions. Another opportunity to give . . . . gift cards/certificates in the amount of $10 for BINGO prizes. Cards to local businesses are a great prize and a great way to support our community – think of 2nd St. Coffee House, The BlueLine, Partners Pub, House of Pizza, Marnanteli’s, Coborn’s and more. The days are flying by, so remember the Franny Flyer 5k/10k/1 mile and Kids Fun Run. You can register at the following: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcdowall-company-5k10k1-mile-runwalk-with-1k-kids-fun-run-tickets-368627754537?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The kids run is at 8:30am on Saturday, September 17th and the 5k/10k/1 mil walk run takes off at 9:00am. It is a great family and community event – join us! Watch for more festival news each week!

7.31.22

Frantoberfest – The St. Francis Xavier Fall Festival is Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th – the third weekend in September. It starts with the Franny Flyer 5k/10k/1 mile walk/run(9:00am start) and Kids 1k(8:30am start). Saturday Mass time moves to 4:00pm and then fun on the grounds follows with food, beverages, kids games, and more. We will have live music by Trainwreck Duet from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The bake sale and BINGO take place in the gathering place.


On Sunday, we are having a breakfast – served from 9:00am to Noon. Mass is at 9:30am and the bake sale continues until everything is gone. Our festival ends with the closing of the Silent Auction and the Raffle drawing – both taking place a 12 Noon.


Silent Auction Update

We will soon have a QR code to link you directly to our Silent Auction Website which will go live in September. Items have started to come in, Thank you so much! We are in need of items that appeal to children, legos, games & out door toys. Airmax, theater and Chuck E Cheese gift certificates go over well, Along with any kind of grocery/food gift certificate. Pam Banjac Candice Koopmeiners

7.24.22

Fall Festival – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Frantoberfest – The St. Francis Xavier Fall Festival is Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th – the third weekend in September. It starts with the Franny Flyer 5k/10k/1 mile walk/run(9:00am start) and Kids 1k(8:30am start). Saturday Mass time moves to 4:00pm and then fun on the grounds follows with food, beverages, kids games, and more. We will have live music by Trainwreck Duet from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The bake sale and BINGO take place in the gathering place.

On Sunday, we are having a breakfast – served from 9:00am to Noon. Mass is at 9:30am and the bake sale continues until everything is gone. Our festival ends with the closing of the Silent Auction and the Raffle drawing – both taking place a 12 Noon.

Silent Auction Update We will soon have a QR code to link you directly to our Silent Auction Website which will go live in September.
Items have started to come in, Thank you so much! We are in need of items that appeal to children, legos, games & out door toys. Airmax, theater and Chuck E Cheese gift certificates go over well, Along with any kind of grocery/food gift certificate. Pam Banjac Candice Koopmeiners

7.17.22

Frantoberfest – The St. Francis Xavier Fall Festival is Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th – the third weekend in September. It starts with the Franny Flyer 5k/10k/1 mile walk/run(9:00am start) and Kids 1k(8:30am start). Saturday Mass time moves to 4:00pm and then fun on the grounds follows with food, beverages, kids games, and more. We will have live music by Trainwreck Duet from 5:30 to 8:30pm. The bake sale and BINGO take place in the gathering place. On Sunday, we are having a breakfast – served from 9:00am to Noon. Mass is at 9:30am and the bake sale continues until everything is gone. Our festival ends with the closing of the Silent Auction and the Raffle drawing – both taking place a 12:Noon. There will be lots of ways to participate. Watch for ways to help – by donating, buying/selling raffle tickets, enjoying the festivities, and sharing time with your neighbors, friends and family. Please pray for a safe and successful event. This is a big fundraiser for our parish and your help is needed.

6.26.22

Most of the past donors to our parish raffle ticket have responded. Thank you! I will be reaching out to those I have not heard from as we want to get the ticket finalized for printing soon. We also have a couple new donors and a couple who have upped their donation. That helps because we have lost a couple donors of the past year because of deaths and moves. Contact Tom in the parish office(252-1363, ext. 1105) if you are thinking ofdonating.

Silent Auction items are trickling in. It’s early, but for chair people Candice Koopmeiners and Pam Banjac, it helps them with planning. Considering donating to the silent auction? Gift cards to local businesses (restaurants/ grocery stores/gas stations and more) work well. Those are things people use and this also supports the local businesses. Hand made furniture and crafts, hotel stays, children’s games/toys, televisions, video gaming systems, electric scooters, household appliances, tools, service certificates ( massages, hair cuts/styling, etc.), bicycles, tickets to events and other such items make great items for bidding. Call Candice at 654-1350 or Pam at 309-4735 if you have questions.

Here’s what is happening for the festival – it’s going to be the real deal this year. The raffle ticket should be ready before the end of July. The Silent Auction will start around Labor Day and will be open for two weeks up to Noon on Sunday, September 18th. The Franny Flyer run takes place on Saturday morning, September 17th. Mass moves to 4:00pm that Saturday and then the party on the grounds follow that from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. There will be food, beer, soft drinks, sports challenge, kids games, Mouse Game, and the cake paddle. In the gathering place the Bake Sale and BINGO will be taking place. Sunday morning Mass time is at 9:30am. There will be a breakfast in the school gym and the Bake Sale continues in the gathering place until items are gone. The Silent Auction ends at Noon – at the same time the Raffle Ticket winners will be drawn. Thanks to all who have donated. Thank you to those who are chairing activities. More helpers will be needed – watch for invitations for help. Our festival plans are coming together nicely. Please pray for a safe and successful 2022 Frantoberfest!

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FALL FESTIVAL FUN –

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.


Help needed! 
Children games will run from 5 to 7. Looking at one shift unless I get lots of volunteers than two 1 hour shifts. Games being played 3 in a Row; Suspense game, Ring Toss, and Duck Pond
If you have artistic talent or want to be looking for artists for Face Painting. If interested in any of these please call Margaret at 320-249-9304.


NEEDED: Prizes for kids games; if you have some your kids have grown out of that are in decent condition or if you would like to buy something that would be helpful. Remember these would be little prizes nothing big! Have any of these donations to the church by August 1. If unsure give Margaret a call or text at 320-249-9304.

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.