August 23, 2016
Nazareth—Final preparations are underway for the 75
th annual Labor Day Picnic and fundraiser to benefit Holy Family Church. This year’s celebration is set for Sunday, Sept. 4, according to Father Ken Keller, pastor.
“The Nazareth community for 75 years has celebrated Labor Day honoring the work and Faith of our farm families,” he said, “and this year’s Golden Anniversary event brings residents and guests to a Parade of Heroes.”
Activities begin with an 8:30am Mass of Thanksgiving for all heroes of every walk of life at Holy Family Church. At 9:00, it’s the opening of the Bake and Crafts Shoppe at the Nazareth School Band Hall. A Parade of Heroes will begin at 10:00, where businesses, organizations, Nazareth school and community residents will employ marchers, floats, trucks, tractors, bikes and the occasional horse to honor their heroes. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero.
Following the parade, there will be a number of all day activities, including a raffle, bingo and cow patty bingo for adults.
A Roast Beef Lunch with all the trimmings will be served from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Community Hall at 104 First Street. The meal will be served to adults for $10.00 and to children ten and younger for $5.00.
At noon, children’s games and water events will be offered until 4:00. Armbands can be purchased for $10.00 for those eight and older and for $5.00 for those seven and younger.
After lunch, a Grand Trailer Auction of items from art to lawn furniture, handmade crafts to kids vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder, followed by an auction of livestock donated by Nazareth area ranchers and parishioners.
“Due to the usually large audience and afternoon sun at the auction, we are encouraging people attending or participating in the auction to bring their lawn chairs for comfort,” said Father Keller. “We also encourage them to bring water, suntan lotion and bug repellant.”
A Hamburger Supper will be served from 5:00 to 8:00pm in the Community Hall, with hamburgers, chips and beverages on sale. The day wraps up with Video Horse Races, beginning at 7:00.
All proceeds from the day will benefit Holy Family Church.
Nazareth is located 18 miles west of I-27 on Route 86, where it intersects with FM 168. For more information about the annual Labor Day Weekend Picnic and Parish Fundraiser, contact Barbara Schulte at 806-945-2616, Leroy Schulte at 806-945-2306 or Lesly Annen at 817-975-2150.