Moms! Are you looking for affordable local family fun? Please come out for St. Francis Catholic School’s annual Fun Fest. It’s this Friday, May 19th on the St. Henry/St. Francis campus (221 W. Olive St.) from 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Fun games (sucker toss, pop toss, “clinko,” cup pong), crafts (sand art bracelets, balloon animals, face painting), and snacks will entertain them as long as their tickets hold out ($0.25 a ticket with most games being between 1-4 tickets). Another option is a wristband to allow for all-you-can-jump inflatable fun ($8)! I am a mom on a budget so I usually get my kids a wristband and $5 in tickets and away they go! There is no formal admission charge other than tickets and wristbands, which are not required. (Keep reading! There’s more…)
There will be amazing food this year, so consider dinner covered. Smoked pork sandwiches by a local dad (Eric Boone of EBQ) and authentic Mexican street tacos made by St. Francis families. Last year, they sold out! Snow cones and popcorn will be available for munchies, too.
One of my favorite parts of the event is the plant sale. The hanging baskets are donated by local businesses. The highlight are the plants from Swift Greenhouse (south of M’town near Laurel). Swift Greenhouse is a wholesale greenhouse that ships their plants all over the country, but they are gracious enough allow their plants to be sold at our event! You will find perennials, annuals, grasses and more! Their plants are true to their name “Thrivers.” I bought creeping flock several years ago and they now cover my barn garden.
Feeling lucky? The raffle prize this year is $1,000! Tickets will be available at the event for only $10 each or 3 for $25. Also, local businesses have donated items, gift certificates and more and you can grab for them in the Wild Bills prize booth! See what you can grab, sure to be hit!
This event happens rain or shine! See you Friday, May 19th from 3:30-7:30 p.m.
St. Francis Fun Fest 5k
Also, for those of you who like to pay to run, I have a race to tell you about, the St. Francis Fun Fest 5K. What? Who does this? A lot of people and I applaud them. I did sign my oldest to kids up to run at ‘oh dark thirty!
The 5K takes place the morning after Fun Fest on Saturday, May 20th at 8 a.m. beginning in the St. Henry Church parking lot (221 W. Olive St.) You can register by going online to St. Francis 5k or you may register race day. Adults are $25 and kids 15 and under are $20. The route goes from St. Henry Church west on Olive St., south on 6th St. and around the pond and back up! Perhaps you like to run and push a stroller, perhaps you’d like someone to push YOU in a stroller…whatever the case, you are welcome to come and bring the kids! We are happy to announce there is a kids’ sprint/fun run beginning at 8:45 a.m. See you bright and early after Fun Fest for the 5K.