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
73°
H 74° L 56°
Cloudy | 10MPH

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

» Get interesting prep football tidbits and insights with 'First and Short' blog 01:03 PM

» Franklin football team emphatic in 37-0 rout of area rival Greendale 8/27

» Updated weekly rankings of area prep football teams and players 8/27

» Greendale Education Foundation announces new calendar raffle fundraiser 8/27

» Greendale's Park and Recreation holds contest for new logo 8/27

» Reiman Chapel in Franklin to host blessing, tour for public 8/26

» Young Oak Creek football team makes impression with rout of Falls 8/25

» Greendale police searching for strong-arm robbery suspect 8/25

» Greendale man killed in Washington County crash Updated:  8/25

» Oak Creek man killed in Sauk County traffic accident 8/25

» Oak Creek tennis team wins South Milwaukee Invite 8/25

» Oak Creek community buries time capsule at future city hall 8/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: What stood out on the first week of high-school football? 8/25

» Oak Creek-Franklin School Board receives voter approval to add two more seats 8/24

» Oak Creek-Franklin School District approves preliminary budget, calls for tax rate increase 8/24

» Tickets now available for Oak Creek's Pig and Chicken Roast 8/24

» Franklin shows its special qualities 8/21

» Youthful Oak Creek football team impresses in 26-0 win over Falls 8/21

» Honeywell volunteers help repair Greendale veteran's home 8/21

» Fire destroys garage in Franklin 8/21

» Greendale residents can receive free 'File of Life' documents from Health Department 8/20

» The 2015 Suburban Milwaukee Prep Football Guide 8/19

» Greendale to share fire ladder truck with Hales Corners during emergencies 8/19

» Get to know: Franklin Sabers 8/18

» Ad-Tech Medical implant maker seeks new plant in Oak Creek business park Updated:  8/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement