It’s fall and time for festivals all over the state. A good one to put on your calendar comes up on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Feast Day hosted by the parishioners at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bedford. They’ve been producing the event for 39 years, so they have the know-how to attract and retain a loyal Feast Day following.
Guests will enjoy food, games, a silent auction, bingo, bounce attractions and continuous entertainment. Spokeswoman Jessenia Tomas said the younger crowd will love the fishing game, bean bag toss, duck pond and ball can toss. Older festivalgoers will want to participate in the golf putting and bingo.
“We will also have a dunk take where Father Matthew will have the possibility of being dunked, along with inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides, face-painting and clowns,” Tomas added. “Items in the silent auction are gift baskets — each one with a theme such as baby, sports, home and garden, and others — donated by the parishioners.”
Live entertainment will feature a very talented Hispanic music ensemble band as well as singing troupe called MPowered. The DSOD Drill Co. will perform precision dance numbers, the Great Garlands will light up the day with Salsa dancing music, and music and dancing by the Tongan community will be among the lineup of other entertainers.
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For those who like rock music, the St. Michael Teen Life Band will be a crowd favorite along with some fantastic numbers by the St. Michael Children’s Choir. The Jumpin’ Jammers will do an amazing jump rope exhibition, and to bring it down a notch, Harp Essence will perform lovely, calming harp music.
A spotlight moment at 12:30 p.m. will honor and recognize local first responders. All first responders will also receive complimentary tickets for games at Feast Day.
St. Michael parishioner Raffy Bautista is on the event committee. “I have been a part of the Feast Day tradition for five years at the Egg Roll booth, and I have two words to describe Feast Day: fun and enjoyable,” she said.
The church is located at 3713 Harwood Road in Bedford, and the festival events will be outside on the church property as well as some indoor activities. Inquire by calling 817-283-8746 or visit www.smcchurch.org .
Community service opportunities exist for willing volunteers
Tarrant County Historical Commission has openings
Anyone who “has a passion for history and a yearning to help preserve the story of our community” may want to consider applying for becoming a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission. The group currently has openings for new commission members.
According to the office of Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes, “County historical commissions are authorized by the Texas Legislature for the purpose of initiating and conducting programs for the preservation of the historical heritage of the county. Appointed by the Commissioners Court for two-year terms, historical commissioners operate under their own bylaws but in close association with the Texas Historical Commission in Austin.” The commission meets regularly six times a year, but the work of its members is continuous.
Community Powered Revitalization volunteer registration now open
CPR is a joint effort between 6 Stones, the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and various businesses, nonprofits and churches to help homeowners who are struggling to make necessary home repairs in a two-day blitz on Oct. 21-22. Hundreds of volunteers are needed for the CPR event, and registration is now open at www.6stones.org/cprheb.
Euless boards and commissions applications are due Oct. 3
The city of Euless is accepting applications for volunteer positions on various boards and commissions to be appointed in December. Time and frequency of meetings vary.
Openings currently exist on the Civil Service Commission, H-E-B Teen Court Advisory Board, Historical Preservation Committee, Library Board, Parks and Leisure Services Board, Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Junk in the Trunk community garage sale is Oct. 8
“One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” This old adage will ring true for both bargain hunters wanting acquisitions as well as those who want to lighten up on their possessions at the Oct. 8 Junk in the Trunk sale at the Euless Family Life Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Anyone can sell their unwanted furniture, books, clothing, toys, household goods, hand-crafted items and more. Junk in the Trunk takes place rain or shine,” said spokeswoman Betsy Deck in the city newsletter. “Vendor spaces are $10 per vehicle. Vendors are given one space to park and set up sales.”