NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
72°
H 73° L 71°
Partly Cloudy | 13MPH

Divine Mercy FunFest Celebrates 30 Years

Aug. 3, 2009

South Milwaukee parish annual festival August 7-9

 

Two huge tents filled with free entertainment and special events will help celebrate the 30th anniversary of FunFest, August 7 – 9, at the parish’s College Ave. site, 695 College Ave.

 

FunFest 2009 features its most ambitious schedule of activities for the three-day event, according to Dawn Carrillo, FunFest, co-chairperson.

On Friday night, The Toys, will perform an anniversary show of their own: This is their 10th year at the festival. The show will include specials and giveaways throughout the night. Also on Friday local band, Big Green Sofa, performs at the east/30th Anniversary tent. Saturday afternoon centers on nostalgia. A pie eating contest and spelling bee will feature parish and community contestants. The evening the band, 76-Juliet, promises to create a party atmosphere in the main tent. Seven local young bands will be featured on the 30th Anniversary tent.

 

On Sunday, a traditional Polka mass is at 11 a.m. indoors. It will be followed by the big band sounds of the Village Band. Other Sunday highlights include a grilling demonstration by a chef from downtown Milwaukee’s Sabor Restaurant; the first ever Pong tournament with more than 40 teams competing (using water); and local favorite Mt. Olive performs starting at 5 p.m.

 

“We’ve created a great cross-section of entertainment and activities,” Carrillo said.

 

The weekend will also feature family entertainer, Mad Science; wrist-band ride specials; fire trucks; GameCrazy games and more. A $5,500 cash raffle will be awarded Sunday night. Great homemade dinners will be available throughout the weekend on the spacious grounds and via drive-thru service: famous fish fry on Friday, Southwoods ribs on Saturday and roasted chicken dinner on Sunday.

 

“This is a special event you will want to attend more then just one day,” said Steve (Harpo) Jankowski, FunFest co-chair. “Our festival has a great tradition in our community, It’s an event we plan all year, and this year will be the best ever.”

 

Check out www.dmfunfest.com for schedule details.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Bicyclist in Franklin struck, killed by motorist 8/30

» Greendale spoils Franklin football dedication, 31-14 8/29

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 29 8/29

» Alverno College students to work with Greendale schools for reading program 8/29

» Annual MACC Fund Car Show to be held on Sunday, Sept. 7 8/29

» Woman was struck after argument about friend being hit in the groin 8/28

» Police say train accident was 'apparent suicide' by Oak Creek man 8/28

» Poll: Will Greendale or Franklin win in Week 2 matchup? 8/27

» Greendale trustees rescind polling place referendum question 8/25

» Flight for Life responds to rollover accident in Greendale 8/25

» St. Martins Fair returns for Labor Day weekend 8/25

» Complaint: St. Francis man played with gun before wounding girlfriend 8/25

» Mason's scoring spree leads Slinger past Whitnall 8/22

» Oak Creek rallies for victory over Falls 8/22

» Preps football photos of the week: Aug. 22 8/22

» Franklin football team catches second wind at Hamilton 8/22

» Motorist chased children, used racial slur, cops say 8/22

» Greendale School District to "get on a different trajectory" for polling place issue 8/21

» Franklin High's new auditorium, classrooms to be ready for first day of school 8/21

» Greendale Schools to re-evaluate polling place requests this Thursday 8/20

» Franklin to accept bids for new water, sewer facility 8/19

» Chick-fil-A celebrates National Lemonade Day with free samples in Brookfield, Greendale 8/19

» YoFresh Yogurt Cafe to open in Hales Corners 8/19

» Dennis Dietscher of Hales Corners charged with accepting bribes 8/19

» VIDEO: Whitnall distributes nearly 1,400 iPads across district 8/19

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Local Business Directory

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

CONNECT