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!