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Church, community picnics across Portage Co.

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Metro Wire Staff

Portage County Fair Parade

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: 4504 Fairgrounds Rd., Amherst

The parade will line up at the back school parking lot by the football/softball fields (357 North Main St) at 10:30 a.m. The parade will proceed from downtown Amherst to the Portage County Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Amherst Fair Legends and Supporters Whom We Lost Too Soon.”

Town of Dewey Birthday Celebration

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024
Location: Rivers Edge Campground, 3266 Campground Road, Dewey

Schedule of Events: 10:30 a.m.: Parade (Starts at Town Hall and heads to Rivers Edge Campground)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Free Bounce Houses and Live Music, Food Trucks on site

Additional Activities: No Admission Fee
Bring a Chair

Spirit Fest

Date: Sunday, July 28, 2024
Location: Holy Spirit Parish, 2151 Stanley St, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Schedule of Events: 10:30 a.m.: Mass with Polka Music by Old Time Brass & The Choraleers
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Live Music with Old Time Brass
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: The Gray Catz

Food and Beverages: Stevens Point Noon Lions: Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs
Stevie’s: UWSP food truck, Polito’s Pizza, Rainbow Sno

Additional Activities: Sweepstakes
Basket Raffle
Book Nook/Haitian Art
Dessert Spin
Free Kids Games
Games of Chance for Adults

St. Paul Parish Annual Festival

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2024
Location: 622 South Beach Street, Plainfield, WI 54966

Schedule of Events: 10 a.m.: Mass
11 a.m.: Chicken Dinner (until sold out)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Knights of Columbus Food Tent (Beverages available until 4 p.m.)
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Bingo (100% Payout)
3 p.m.: Announcement of Winners (Large Item, Basket, and 50/50 Raffles)

Additional Activities: Kid’s Games, Cherry Tree, Bags Tournament (100% Payout), Musical Surprises, Country Market

Saint Philip – Rudolph Church Picnic

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2024
Location: Grotto Shrine and Wonder Cave, 6957 Grotto Ave, Rudolph, WI 54475

Schedule of Events: 10 a.m.: Mass in Church
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Old Time Brass
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Elvis Tribute Artist Dakota Pongratz
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Afterglow Jam with the Fullers (Covered Dance Floor)
11 a.m.: Children’s Games Begin
11 a.m.: Bingo (for Prizes) Begins
5 p.m.: Basket Raffle Drawing
5:30 p.m.: Cash Raffle Drawing ($3,600 in Cash Prizes)

Additional Activities: Food, refreshments, games, and raffles.

Saint Adalbert Picnic

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2024
Location: 3305 St. Adalbert Rd, Rosholt, WI 54473

Schedule of Events: 10 a.m.: Outdoor Mass
11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Continuous Music with Cynor Classic’s vs. Ultimate Polka
1 p.m.: Bingo ($1,000 prize)
Food and Beverages: Grilled Chicken Dinners (indoor or outdoor seating), concession stand with hamburgers, hot beef sandwiches, and more.

Additional Activities: Kids’ games with great prizes
Cherry Tree
Horseshoe Tournament
Large Raffle with over $2,000 in prizes
50/50 and mini raffle

St. Bartholomew’s Church Picnic

Dates: August 10-11, 2024
Location: 2493 County Road M, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 10: 4 p.m.: Outdoor Mass under the tent (bring your lawn chair)
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Music by New Polish Sounds
Food Trucks and Refreshments sold on grounds

Sunday, August 11: 10:30 a.m.: Polka Mass with the Polish Choraleers
Beer, brats, burgers, and more
Roasted Sweet Corn
Mill Creek Café featuring single sliced desserts, Blue Barn Scoops Ice Cream Truck
Cherry Tree, Children’s Games, Basket Raffle, Larger Cash Raffle & Super Raffle
Bingo starting at Noon
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Music by Ultimate Polka Band and Cynor Classics (alternating hours)

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church Picnic

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Location: 8611 State Hwy 54, Almond, WI 54909

Schedule of Events: 4 p.m.: Mass
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Picnic Activities
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Music by Genesee Depot

Food and Beverages: Various food and beverage options

Additional Activities: Bingo
Cherry Tree
Basket Raffle
Kids Games
Country Store

Sacred Heart Parish Picnic

Dates: August 17-18, 2024
Location: 7379 Church Street, Custer (Polonia), WI 54423

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 17: 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Food and Refreshments
Music by “EMBER” – 2023 voted best Wisconsin Country Band

Sunday, August 18: 10 a.m.: Sunday Mass with Polish Hymns led by the Sacred Heart Choir
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Chicken & Ham Dinner (Air Conditioned Dining Room/Carry outs available)
11 a.m.: Basket Raffle, Country Store, Mini Raffle, Games, Dessert Spin, Ice Cream, Cherry Tree, and New and Revamped Kids’ Games
1 p.m.: Bingo
5 p.m.: Basket Raffle & Mini Raffle Drawing
7 p.m.: Cash Raffle Drawing ($10,000.00 Cash Raffle with 35 cash prizes)
12 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Polish Music and Dancing by Cynor Classics Alternating with the Twin City Soundz

Additional Activities: Horseshoe Tournament and Cornhole Tournament (Double Elimination) on Sunday
Golf Cart Rides Available To and From Parking Lots

For More Information:
Visit www.sacredheartpolonia.com or call 715-600-6942 for raffle tickets or further information. For Cornhole and Horseshoe Tournaments, call Andy at 715-572-5246​​.

St. Bronislava Community Days

Dates: August 24-25, 2024
Location: 3200 Plover Rd, Plover, WI 54467

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 24: 4 p.m.: Mass
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Latin Food and Music

Sunday, August 25: 8 a.m.: Mass
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Coffee and Donuts
10:30 a.m.: Mass
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Food Trucks and Music
2:30 p.m.: Main Raffle Drawing

Additional Activities: Games for all ages