The longest-running event in the City of Burkburnett – our St. Jude Thaddeus Fall Festival – will welcome all once again to our parish for good food and fellowship on Sunday, Oct. 29.
Everyone will gather in our St. Jude Thaddeus Parish Hall between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for a feast of homecooked turkey and stuffing, German sausage, sauerkraut, green beans, and potatoes.
And be sure to save room for dessert, because the Altar Society’s bake sale and dinner desserts will provide plenty of sweet goodies!
“Linda Gibson always makes divinity candy, and it always sells out,” says Mike Richter, Festival Chair. “The Altar Society members will make desserts to sell, such as cakes and pies.”
As for the dinner, various parish members cook turkeys at home, slice the meat, and bring it to the festival for heating and serving.
“Everyone does turkey differently and it’s always good!” Mike says.
Besides the meal and bake sale, patrons can buy the German sausage in bulk to take home. There also will be games for children ages 10 and under. A silent auction held during the festival is always successful.
The festival marks the feast day for St. Jude Thaddeus, our patron saint.
“This is our only fundraiser of the year,” Mike says. “We usually make about $10,000 and the funds go for projects Fr. Moreno chooses.”
Volunteers are always needed to make the festival a success, and taking part brings the wonderful benefit of experiencing stewardship through hospitality and service.
“Because we always need volunteers, it’s a good time for new parishioners to join us,” Mike says. “We have veteran parishioners taking part and you get to know each other through sharing a meal, as well as cooking the food, and cleaning. Really, it’s the one event of the year that we come together as a parish family and welcome new people.”
Anyone interested in volunteering for the festival may contact Mike Richter at 940-569-1682.