MONROEVILLE - The 47th annual St. Joseph Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Monroeville.
Saturday's festivities will start at 6 p.m. and run until 11. Activities will include card games such as Texas Hold'em, Black Jack and Maverick. Sloppy Joe and homemade chicken sandwiches will be served along with refreshments. There will also be live entertainment by Dan Fester from 8 to 10 p.m.
Sunday will be geared more to family fun. It will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will have a reverse raffle. There will be 500 tickets sold for the reverse raffle and the prizes are $12,500 cash, a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a John Deere Gator. There also will be a raffle to win a homemade quilt, wood glider set made by Alf Schafer, a cornhole game and cash prizes.
Jerry's famous barbecue chicken dinner, which will include homemade noodles, coleslaw and pie, will be on the menu along with classics such as hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade french fries.
There also will be a silent auction.
Kids won't be bored because there will be rock climbing, a fish pond, a bounce house and more. A kiddie tractor pull at will be held at 3 p.m. with registration beginning at 2:30.
If you are interested in volunteering there are many different opportunities. People are needed to donate baked goods, food and drinks and silent auction items. Volunteers are needed to help set up and tear down. If you are interested, call Julie Landoll at (419) 465-4061 or Annette Schafer at (419) 668-8472.
"We're just praying it doesn't rain," Church secretary Elaine Finch said.