Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend for the annual Fall Festival – which will not start until Saturday evening in the St. Mary’s Church cafeteria.
But it will be Friday when scores of volunteers will transform the cafeteria and the gymnasium into the home of the two-day Fall Festival.
The annual event will start Nov. 2 with a turkey dinner served buffet style at 5 p.m. in the St. Mary’s cafeteria. The dinner will be $14 for adults and $7 for children between the ages of six and 12. Children five and under can eat for free.
Afterwards, the action will move to the gymnasium at the Dakota Women’s Correctional Rehabilitation Center. The gymnasium will be opening at 6 p.m. for the midway with games and bingo, silent auctions, baked good and food available. Bingo will be starting at 6:30 p.m. and continuing until 9 p.m. There will also be a guaranteed blackout at 8 p.m. with $500 lined up.
The activities will continue Nov. 3 with lunch being served at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria.
On the menu will be fried chicken and roast beef.
In the gymnasium, bingo will be starting at 1 p.m. and continuing until 5 p.m. with a guaranteed blackout of $1,000 at 4:30 p.m.
The activities will kick off in the gymnasium at noon Sunday.
In addition to kids games both days, there will also be pull tabs and raffles for the adults.
The Saturday evening Mass will be held at 4 p.m., while the morning Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.