Signs of fall are setting in, the days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler, there is football every weekend and the annual St. Stanislaus Catholic Church homecoming and bazaar is Oct. 8, the second Sunday of October each year.
The parishioners of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson are preparing for this year’s 69th Annual Homecoming and Bazaar. Fr. Giovanni Hung Nguyen and his parish members cordially invite you to join them in a day filled with fun, food and fellowship.
The day will begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. After Mass, the bazaar will open with the serving of a barbecue beef and sausage dinner with homemade barbecue sauce, cowboy beans and the famous St. Stanislaus coleslaw at 11 a.m. And don’t forget, you’ll have a variety of those delicious homemade desserts to choose from. Cost per plate is $15. Sandwiches will be served later in the day for $5 each. You will be able to purchase a pound of brisket for $20 per pound and sausage for $15 per pound to take home.
Events include booths and games for all ages as well as the St. Stan Card and Domino Shuffle. You may also take a chance on the football board at $50 per square. Tommy Szymczak will once again head up the live auction with lots of nice unique items, antiques, quilts and much more beginning at 1 p.m. This year will be the 35th consecutive year that Brian Marshall and the Texas Paradise Band will provide live Polish music for dancing and entertainment from 1:30-5:30 p.m.
“Our family started out playing under a funeral tent and through the years have progressed to a homemade bandstand for dancing under the pavilion,” said Brian Marshall.
The raffle consisting of 20 prizes will be drawn around 5:30 p.m. You will be able to purchase lots of handmade and homemade items at Babusha’s Porch as well as get your free St. Stanislaus history book. And don’t forget, the beautiful and historic church completed in 1917 will also be open for visitors to view. Come and see the ceiling mural that was recreated from the original church but had been painted over many years back. The combination of the events of the day makes for a wonderful outing for the whole family.
Raffle items include: Apple iPad Mini, Sanyo 32” LED TV, $200 Walmart Card, $150 Academy Card, $100 Grand Station Card, $100 American Express, $50 The Western Steakhouse. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5.
Your presence is appreciated, and your support will benefit the beautification and maintenance of the church. The bazaar grounds are located at 1511 Hwy. 90 South in Anderson. For more information, call the parish office, 936-8732291 or visit their website at www.saintstans.org.