On Monday, September 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will present its 26th annual Labor Day Festival. For 26 years, the church has been bringing the community together with its popular festival, which is like a really big family picnic with over 10,000 of your closest relatives. Moms and dads can enjoy playing a variety of 30 games and winning prizes with their children. The tradition is to provide each player with a prize for playing.
There will be plenty of food, including some of the best barbecue, ribs, chicken, turkey legs, and sweets you’ll ever taste! The menu will also include tacos.
Guests will find some extraordinary bargains in the gigantic trash-n-treasure sale and will enjoy shopping at the country store and over 50 arts-n-crafts booths, as well as bidding on numerous items in the silent auction. Also, the Coca-Cola Stage will feature some of the finest singers, dancers and musicians from the Birmingham area.
Guests can give a pint of blood at the Life South Community Blood Bank’s mobile unit. The parish is proud to report that more than 300 pints of blood have been collected over the last six years.
Some of the many booths include: cake booth, toy booth, moonwalk, kiddie games, train, pony rides, and paint guns. New this year to the festival will be a mechanical bull ride and a giant slide! Raffle prizes are: 1st - $1,000 shopping spree; 2nd - $500 shopping spree; 3rd - “A Taste of Birmingham” (includes dinner certificates from several area restaurants).
Proceeds from the festival are used to support the ongoing operation of the parish and its community-oriented ministries and programs. This year, the church will be tithing a portion of the net proceeds to the Optimist Clubs of Birmingham and Leeds to support their Kards for Kids Christmas gift card program to benefit over 500 foster teens in Jefferson County.
Everyone is invited. Our Lady of Lourdes is located at 980 Huffman Road, Birmingham and is accessible via Parkway East or Huffman Road. The church’s phone number is 205-836-2274.
Posted on Tue, August 14, 2012
by Karin Park