Drawing on their successes over the past few years, St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church annual festival will once again serve more than food, fun and games. Over the years it has transformed into 12 hours of fun, with a heavy emphasis on music.
This year, the fundraiser features a team roping challenge, too, with #11 and #9 incentive, 6 elite cap, limited to 200 teams. Enter one draw, two for $150.00 roper. Books will open at 8 a.m. Roping begins at 10 am contact Mr. Rick Gutierrez 361- 935-0449 for more roping information.
They have a huge music line-up that will be sure to please parishioners and visitors alike. The live entertainment will include Solido, country favorite Kevin Fowler and the popular Tejano group Intocable.
Last year’s event drew over 5,000 and the church is hoping to exceed this to help with the ongoing construction of their new parish hall facility.
The festival will be held at the Poteet Strawberry Festival grounds. The gates open at noon and there will be food booths, games, a drawing for great prizes, bingo and an auction beginning at noon.
Plenty of seating will be available, but everyone is welcomed to bring lawn chairs so that they can be comfortable all day long.
St. Philip Benizi Ballet Folklorico will perform from 1p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Bring your kids to the Alamo Attractions carnival this year. $15 will buy them a wristband that will be good for all day.
Auction begins at noon until 4:45 p.m. with great prizes like a gas grill, designer purses, designer sunglasses, wall crosses, dinner gift certificates, homemade blankets, outdoor bench and much more. All are welcome to come and bid on these great prizes.
Food and Games
Food booths include: hamburgers/cheeseburgers, sausage wraps, strawberry shortcake, turkey legs, corn in a cup, hot dogs, aguas frescas, chalupas, chicken on a stick, foot long corn dogs, funnel cakes, sodas, water and beer. Bingo will be played, too.
There are $10,000 worth of various gift cards ranging from $50 to $5,000.
Come out and enjoy a fuld day of food and fun!