Come to the family festival at Our Lady Queen of Peace

May 12 2016 | 09:30 AM

This is the weekend! Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Parish is hosting its fourth family festival this weekend, Friday through Sunday.
It is three days of affordable family fun, designed to engage all generations

Kids rides
Rides for the kids this year include the super slide, scrambler, kiddies coaster, and funhouse. Back by popular demand are the Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, swings, tempest and bounce house. Pony Rides are also available on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Other activities
There will be games of chance for all, including bingo on Friday and Saturday nights, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the church annex. Bingo packets will be available for $18, two for $30, and have three cards for each of the 15 games.
And music will fill the air each evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Vera and the Force will entertain on Friday; Ortz Keltic takes to the tent on Saturday.
Food galore
Bring your appetite, too, because there will be affordable food choices for all, including hotdogs and hamburgers with fries, sausage and peppers, Caesar salad and chili, to name just a few. Beverages and desserts will also available.
Top dog
And on Sunday, stop by for the dog show. It starts at 2 p.m. All participants will receive a goody bag with fun gifts for your dog, provided by Grooming by Jonji Pet Salon and Supplies of Bloomingdale, sponsors of the event.
Awards will be given for the biggest dog and the smallest, best dressed, best kisser and for the dog that looks most like its owner.
There is no entrance fee to participate but donations for the West Milford Animal Shelter will be accepted.
Come one, come all
“We invite all families in the community, Catholic or not, to enjoy an evening or a weekend sharing a great time together," said Rev. Michael Rodak, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace parish. "There is an activity or event to engage everyone, from tots to seniors. We have made every effort to keep this event affordable for everyone. Simple meals are available with beverage for just $5 or $6. Pay one price bracelets for unlimited rides are only $20. Have a fun-filled evening or afternoon without needing to break the bank. Plan to join us!”
For more information, visit www.olqpnj.org or call 973-728-8162.
Our Lady Queen of Peace is located at 1911 Union Valley Road in Hewitt.