The yearly Fall Festival sponsored by St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church is much 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 they are presenting the United Music Festival for Christian, Tejano & Norteno music fans Sunday, October 14 from 1-5p.m.
They have a huge music line-up that will be sure to please parishioners and visitors alike. Their motto this year is”Many coming together as one”. The live entertainment will include Christian music groups Vertical Praise, Redeemed We Stand, Sanctus Real, and Tejano groups Vision, Siggno, Massore, David Lee Garza & Los Musicales and Intocable.
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 a 2012 Dodge Ram truck and other great prizes, bingo and an auction beginning at 12:45 p.m. and will end around 5 p.m. There are great items bidders will be sure to want – a gas grill, designer purses and sunglasses, wall crosses, dinner gift certificates, Yeti coolers, an outdoor bench and much more.
Admission is only $5 and families are welcome.
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 to perform from 12:00 noon to 12:40 p.m.
Auction beginning at 12:45 p.m., until 4:45 p.m. with great prizes like a gas grill, designer purses, designer sunglasses, wall crosses, dinner gift certificates, Yeti coolers, 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, Fruit cups
Aguas Frescas, Chalupas, Menudo, Torando Potato (spiral fried potato),Sodas, water and Beer.
The Kids’ games include a Cupcake walk, Musical chairs, Miniature golf putt, Spin the wheel and Ring-toss.
The Grand Prize winner will drive off in a 2012 Dodge Ram Truck – Black, V 8 Hemi ,1500 Series, Single Cab. The winner must be 18 years and older, have valid Driver’s Licence, Winner Is responsible for Tax, Title & Licence fees. Truck purchased from Atascosa Dodge. There are also various gift cards ranging from $50 to $500.
Father Albert would like to thank parishioners for their donations towards all the prizes.
Father Albert, Festival Committee and the whole community of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church would like to invite everyone and their families to come out and show their support to this great event. Proceeds from this festival will go to the long awaited New Parish Hall Facility which is expected to ground break in late 2012. No ice chests will be allowed in grounds.