Festival News 07.18.2021

This weekend, in conjunction with the arrival of our new pastor, Fr. Joe Yokum, the pitch for the festival will become more visible, as well as vocal. He is not shy about asking for your help in making this event a wonderful parish activity, as well as rolling up his sleeves in lending a helping hand. In the gathering space, there will be festival volunteers staffing tables and having clipboards on which you sign up to volunteer in a particular area. You can also sign up on the parish website. It’s a special way to extend a spirit of hospitality to the Grove City Community 

Also, at the tables you will be able to turn in your raffle tickets that you should have received. There’s also a good supply of extra tickets that are yours for the asking. The first Early Bird drawing of $100 will take place Monday. 

In your festival packet there was a Sponsorship Brochure. There is still time to get on board as a sponsor at different levels. Thus far, we have received over $25,000 in sponsorship commitment. We are very grateful for their support that will make this event more presentable and contribute to its financial success. The list and level of sponsorship is as follows:

Premier & above Level: Knights of Columbus Council #4603, Anonymous, & Beulah Place

Diamond Level: Kimball Midwest

Platinum Level: Jan & Michael Baumann & Family

Gold Level: Dan & Trish Benedik, Frank Courtney & Peg Gill, Ernie & Mary Spahia Carducci, Mike & Kelli Lagando, Ron Sabatino, & Anonymous

Silver Level: Zamarelli’s Pizza Place, Schoedinger’s Grove City, & Caldwell Tax

Bronze Level: Kathleen Estep, Maeder Quint Tiberi Funeral Home, Kirk Williams Co.,Susan & Richard Jarden

Bench Sponsors: Planks of Broadway (2), Buckeye Cement Contractors, Westmoor Dental Center, & Belford Properties

Lastly, Silent Auction items are arriving, and a sample of them are on display. Tickets to sports and entertainment venues, like the new Columbus Crew stadium, or playing golf at the various courses in the area can be displayed separately, or items like gift cards can be packaged. There will be a great variety of items on display. 

The festival will be held on Friday, August 20, and Saturday, August 21, from 6pm to midnight. Come one, and come all! 

A Night of Hope

What the world needs now is a Night of Hope! Join us for a special online event, hosted by Franciscan University. We will live stream the event at Our Lady, with social distancing in place. Register for free with Franciscan.

Worship Leader: Bob Rice
Host:  Sr. Miriam James Heidland
Speakers: Scott Hahn & Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Please RSVP via our website so that we know how to best accommodate everyone. Bring a cushion for metal chairs or pews, and your own bottled water. Alternatively, you may also bring your own chairs. Per the Ohio mandate, everyone must wear a mask. We look forward to spending the evening with you!