Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Festival a success
Kids enjoyed the balloon creations on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Ginny Raue
Volunteer Kurt Rifenbark shows how it's done on the rock climbing wall. Photo by Ginny Raue
The Igielski family, mom Michele, Sarah, Hannah and Steven, enjoyed a night at the family festival. Photo by Ginny Raue
Volunteer worker Enrique Blanco takes time out to enjoy a meatball hero. Photo by Ginny Raue
A cool late spring night was perfect for country line dancing to the music of Thunderhill. Photo by Ginny Raue
Antique car show on Saturday had some shined- up old beauties on display. Photo by Ginny Raue
Giant bounce houses provided climbing and bouncing for the kids. Photo by Ginny Raue
Country band, Thunderhill, entertained the crowd and got the dancers on their feet on Friday night. Photo by Ginny Raue
HEWITT — Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Parish held its second family festival on May 30, 31, and June 1 on the church property. Parishioners, local businesses, and service organizations worked together and successfully created three days of affordable family-centered fun that engaged all generations from tots to seniors.
"I was very grateful to see young and old share in a great weekend of activities, combined with great food offerings that were all affordable,” said Rev. Michael Rodak, pastor. “Our volunteer and festival leaders provided something that was memorable and enjoyable that will only get better as we offer this to the people of the parish, township, and beyond."
Bingo and the White Elephant Sale were very popular. Other festival events included a rock-climbing wall, giant bounce houses, dunk tank, age-appropriate games, ethnic foods, music, dancing, and a battle of the bands. There was also a dog show, an antique car show, and a bike safety rodeo.
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