Plans have been finalized for the St. Jude Parish 63rd annual Picnic in the Grove.
Organizers from St. Jude Parish gathered recently to finalize plans for the 63rd annual St. Jude Parish Picnic on August 12 and 13 (4-11P.M.) and August 14 (Noon to 9 p. m.) on the parish grounds at 420 South Mountain Boulevard, in Mountain Top.
The picnic features great food -Haluski, Potato Pancakes, Pulled Pork, Italian favorites at the Italian Corner, desserts galore in the Sweet House and an open pit BBQ Chicken Dinner on Sunday, starting at Noon.
Sister Ester will entertain Saturday, from 7-11 p. m.
There will also be games and activities for children of all ages, regular and instant bingo and a large basket raffle. The Backyard BBQ Bonanza raffle is back –take a chance to win a top of the line grill and all the fixings for your next BBQ. The picnic Grand Prize raffle this year is $10,000. Raffle tickets are now available at the Parish Office.
With construction of the new church underway, parking on site around the church is limited. All those attending the picnic need to park at Crestwood High School. Continuous shuttle bus service to and from “the Grove” will be provided. The St. Jude parking lot will be reserved for the shuttle bus routes and passenger drop off. There will also be clearly marked designated parking on site for those with AUTHORIZED HANDICAPPED PARKING PERMITS behind the church.
General Chairs this year are: Kelly and Christian Van Pelt, Carolyn and Dave Sawicki, Mark Costigan and Chris Madden.
Booths and Chairs are: Carolyn and Dave Sawicki, Backyard BBQ Bonanza; Rose Slavinski and Linda Brown, Baked Goods, Desert and Coffee; John Kosko and Erica Peterson, Beer and Wine; Paul and Rose Termini, Bingo; Patrick Muller, Brats; Suzanne Modrovsky, Grand Prize Raffle; Roseanne Kuhar, Candy Wheel; Jerry Orloski , Chicken Dinner; Dale and Karen Dessoye, Chicken Dinner Servers; Anna Kittrick, Children’s Corner; Stacy Fry and Regina Kloeker, Children’s Refreshments; Michele and Allen Foust, Clams; Karen Brownell, Fifty-Fifty Drawing; Erin O’Dea, Ticket Booths and Finance Room; Martin and Anna Bibla, Ron Supkowski, Fried Dough; Wright Township Fire Department, Funnel Cake; Randi Kuhar, Ice; Bob and Cindy Katulka, Ice Cream; Dave and Noreen Jaques, Inventory; Carlee Strish, Instant Bingo; Angela Costigan, Italian Corner; LeighAnn Dougherty, Kielbasi Korner; Jim Glenn, Parking; Tony and Allison Ross, Ashlee Martinelli, Pierogies; Vinnie Scotto, Pizza; Therese Smith, Plants; Don Zampetti, Pokerino; Bill Andahazy and Father Jeff, Potato Pancakes; Norberta Kosin, Marketing and Publicity; Marguerite Breen, Quilt Raffle; Paul and Angela Koval, Sausage and Peppers; Tammy Geroski and Margaret Loveless, Sidewalk Café; Cub Scouts, Snack Shack; Father Joe, Team Trash; Joe and Melody Glazenski, Teen Games; Mimi Murphy, Theme Basket Raffle; Dolores Evanko, Vera Bradley; Richard Salezze and Tom Urosevich, Wine and Spirits Booth; and Cindy Stec, Volunteer Coordinator.