Community Festival

Join us for our Community Festival!

St. John Neumann’s Community Festival! June 17 & 18, 2022

Mark your calendars for the evenings of June 17 & 18 and plan to attend the 8th Annual SJN Community Festival for a TON of FUN for all ages! This year's festival features include "DiCalcara's Italian Kitchen" with Deacon Carl's famous spaghetti and meatballs, a Sweet Shoppe, and a Silent Auction. We'll also have funnel cakes in the Jet's Pizza Pavilion, food trucks, kids' rides, music from The Conspiracy Band Friday evening and The Reaganomics Saturday evening, adult and children’s midway games, a beer garden, and a raffle with CASH PRIZES! 


Festival Hours

Friday, June 17: 6:00 -11:00 pm

Saturday, June 18: 5:00 -11:00 pm


Festival Kick-off is the weekend of May 14 & 15! Committee Members will be available in the Cloister walkway after all Masses. Plan to pick up a yard sign along with your family’s envelope with Festival raffle tickets. Tickets sell for $10 each or 5 for $40 for chances to win cash prizes! 1st prize: $2,500; 2nd prize: $1,000; and, eight (8) $500 prizes. Return sold ticket stubs and cash in an envelope labeled “RAFFLE” to the Parish Office or place in the offertory collection basket during Mass. Drawings will be held Saturday, June 18 during the festival. The winner does not need to be present.

 

Silent Auction is seeking donations of gift certificates (restaurants, services, retail stores, beauty treatments, etc.), sports/recreation tickets, travel certificates, gourmet food/wine, specialty pet items and other unique items. To donate items, contact Stephanie Salatin

Volunteers are Needed!

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16


Adults and older kids are invited to lend a hand with this year’s festival and help where you are able. Join us with advance preparations in May such as making Deacon Carl’s special spaghetti sauce and meatballs for DiCalcara’s Italian Kitchen and also gathering item donations for the Silent Auction. In June, over 700 volunteers are needed to help with the festival including set-up/tear-down handymen, ticket cashiers, midway booth game operators, kitchen servers, sweet shop bakers, shuttle bus stop hosts and many more! 


Sign up to help online by visiting our Volunteer Sign-Up!


Questions? Contact Stephanie Martin at SJNfestival@gmail.com or (614) 361-5025. Festival proceeds will benefit both parish and local community ministries.

Festival Sponsorships Welcome!


The Community Festival at St. John Neumann could not take place without the support from members of our parish and surrounding business community. We are proud to offer the opportunity to come together for fellowship and good times. This year, there are three different sponsorships available: Title sponsor in the amount of $3,000; Business sponsor in the amount of $250; and, “DiCalcara’s Italian Kitchen” sponsor in the amount of $100.

 

For your support you will receive: business/family name published in the parish bulletin and on the Festival page of the website, displayed on signage, and mentioned during on-stage announcements. Title sponsors also receive their company name on the back of Festival Volunteer t-shirts. Make check payable to SJN Community Festival; write “Title Sponsor”, “Business Sponsor” or “Kitchen Sponsor” in the memo section. For more information, contact Deacon Carl Calcara or 740-965-1358 ext. 126.