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Fall Festival starts Saturday at St. Mary’s Church

The annual Fall Festival will kick off Saturday at 6 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Main Street in New England.

But serving will start with the buffet-style dinner of turkey with all the trimmings an hour earlier, at 5 p.m.

The meals will cost adults $14, with children (six to 12) will be $7 and five and under will be free.

In addition, there will be a live auction starting at 7 p.m. There will be Bingo after the auction, with a paddle game between Bingo with men’s, women’s and youth baskets.

There will be a Guaranteed Blackout at 8:30 p.m. for $500.

In addition, there will be midway fun, games for all ages, silent auction, raffles and pull tabs.

There will also be Cafe Catholic with religious items, baked good and gourmet coffee located in the lower level faith and family room.

The Fall Festival will continue Sunday, starting at 11 a.m., and continuing through 1:30 p.m. On the menu will be fried chicken and roast beef. Bingo will start at 1:30 p.m. and go until 4 p.m. There will be 3:30 p.m. Guaranteed Blackout of $1,000.

The Rabbit Hole thrift store will be open during the Fall Festival.

For those needing assistance, there is an elevator located in the Parish Center lobby.

In 2017, approximately $2,500 in cash prizes were handed out to people who attended the two-day event, thanks to a raffle.

The 2018 raffle will be held Sunday 4:30 p.m. at the Main gymnasium,

Hillbilly Hankerin’ play comes to New England

There will be a battle between the Herefords and Guernseys in town at Memorial Hall, starting Nov. 9, thanks to Rainy Butte Productions.

It will be dinner theater with a country twist, starting at 7 p.m. for three evenings (Nov. 9, 16 and 17), along with one Sunday matinee (Nov. 11) at 2 p.m. The charge is $25 per person for the matinee.

There will be a $45 charge for the dinner and play at Memorial Hall 925 Main Street in New England.

Tickets can be purchased online at

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