The 68th Saint Mary’s Annual Fall Festival is September 27th and 28th. The Spaghetti Supper and Auction will be Friday at 5 pm, and the festival proper will begin Saturday at 10 am. Pre-order T-shirts, Spaghetti Supper Tickets, wristbands for unlimited turns on the inflatables, and tickets for games & food.
Accepting sponsors: contact Darcy Welch at (865) 483-9700, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall Festival is our major fundraising event each year. On September 29th, 1951, the first Fall Festival raised money to help pay off the debt for the new Saint Mary School (opened in 1950), and to contributed to the building fund for the projected Saint Mary Church (consecrated in 1962). The first Fall Festival attracted a crowd of 1700, and raised $3900. That’s $38,000 in 2019 dollars!