Turkey dinner, prizes on menu on Sunday at St. Mary's School
Turkey and dressing with all the trimmings, a prize drawing, games and a carnival will highlight the 55th Annual St. Mary’s School Turkey dinner on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Center and continues until sold out.
Patrons can get their food to go or they can dine at the Holy Family Center.
Other activities include the paddle wheel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the kids’ carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a biergarten from noon to 4 p.m.
New this year is Bingo, which will be played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A prize drawing will be begin between 1-2 p.m.
Turkey dinner tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door.
Tickets for the prize drawing are $2 each for six for $10.
Prize and dinner tickets can be purchased at First United Bank, Arrowhead Bank and at the St. Mary’s School Office from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The tickets are also being sold by St. Mary’s students and will also be sold at the door.
The menu includes turkey, dressing, gravy, noodles, cranberry sauce, peas, coleslaw, bread and homemade cake.
The event is organized by the St. Mary’s Catholic Parent Teacher Club (CPTC), and proceeds benefit St. Mary’s Catholic School, including teacher wish list items.
Volunteers from the school and the church work together to prepare the meal, and organizers say that approximately 4,500 plates will be served during the event.
Josie Sokoloff is the president of the CPTC, and turkey dinner committee co-chairmen are Barry Beyer and Audri Bowers.
It was noted that the event takes approximately 400 volunteers who log over 1,000 hours during the weekend. Preparations for the Sunday meal begin on Friday.
Also as part of the event, the St. Mary’s class celebrating its 50th year reunion will be honored at Mass and then during the dinner on Sunday.
St. Mary’s will welcome back the Class of 1967 this year, which includes recently retired and long-time SMS principal, Billy Pahl.