St. James The Apostle Catholic Church is gearing up for their Annual Fall Festival which will be held September 8th at the Refugio Community Center, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The day will be kicked off with the traditional bar-b-que where guests may dine-in or drive thru for carry out plates. The bar-b-que plates will be served with potato salad, beans, bread, and condiments along with tea and dessert. Anyone needing bar-b-que ticket information can contact Monica Flores at 361-543-7999.
Currently, members of the church are selling raffle tickets. There are 35 prizes. Tickets are $1.00. The top prize is a $1000 Gift card. You will be able to purchase raffle tickets up to mid-day of the event. Anyone interested in raffle tickets can contact Veronica Rocha.
The festival will feature an old time favorite “Cow Patty Bingo” on Saturday at the residence of Arlen and Cody Walker. Mr. Walker has been a great friend to the church by donating his land and cattle over the years to host the event. Spectators can join in on the fun Saturday August 7th at 2:00 p.m. at his ranch behind the hospital. If you are interested in purchasing a square for the cow patty Bingo you can call Frances Elizalde at 526-2728.
Sunday, September 8th there will also be a silent auction, a BINGO beginning at 2:30, on site-vendors such as Paparazzi Jewelry, Pampered Chef, and Stream Energy. If you are interested in setting up a booth as a vendor you can contact Oscar De La Garza at 361-774-6965.
New to the festival this year will be inflatable rides for the children sponsored by Arredondo Dozer Service and other games both indoor and outdoor. There will be a horseshoe tournament.
Orders for St. James Fall Festival T-shirts are currently being taken through August 25th. Youth T-shirts are $12.00, Adult T-shirts are $15.00 and larger XX plus shirts are $18.00. Anyone interested in a T-shirt can order them after the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. August 18th and 25th or thru the parish office from 1:00 p.m. -4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payment for t-shirts is due at the time of ordering. The front of the T-shirt features the St. James Catholic Church steeple with an illuminated Cross in neon blue. Gold, Silver, and Bronze level sponsors, NA Productions, Arredondo Dozer Service, Nick’s Cattle Company, South Texas Oilfield Maintenance, and Willco will be listed on the back of the T-shirt. Anyone interested in a leveled membership can call Jennifer Lara at 361-648-4124 for information by August 25th.
Please come join the members of the church for a great afternoon of fun and entertain on September 8th.