St. Anthony’s Harvest Festival is right around the corner.
To mark the occasion, organizers will be selling the souvenir shirts and aprons after each of the masses this weekend or at the parish hall, 505 E. North St. Manteca.
Lois and Keith Wiedenhoeft are this year’s co-chairs. The shirts and apron with the “Doing God’s Work” message was designed by Sister Ann Venita Britto.
The Harvest Festival is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 19-20, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. that Saturday and noon to 8 o’clock on Sunday.
The festival grounds on the corner of East Fremont Avenue and Sutter Street will again feature Bingo (both days), a major raffle, pull tabs and silent auction.
The live auction with unique items up for grabs crowns the two-day event along with the fast-paced entertainment and refreshments.
The decade-long regular attractions will be in the usual places, including the game booths – something for the entire family – and the multicultural foods choices of lumpia (Filipino), tacos (Mexican), Linguisa (Portuguese), pizza (Italian), and hamburgers, hotdogs and fries.
The beer garden is a relaxing place for grownups.
In addition, the festival will have a farmers market, book booth and popular desserts such as Bundt cakes and ice cream.
The traditional outdoor mass will be held at 10:45 a.m. next to the gym that Sunday.
For more information, call the parish office at 209.823.8037.