Community Festival

June 14, 6:00-11:00 pm and June 15, 5:00-11:00 pm

St. John Neumann’s Community Festival

Join us on June 14th from 6-11 pm and June 15th from 5-11 pm for two days packed with excitement!

Experience the thrill of live music, tantalize your taste buds with delicious food, test your skills with a variety of games, feel the adrenaline rush on exhilarating rides, and bid on fantastic items in our silent auction. Plus, don't miss your chance to win big in our cash raffle! Bring your friends and family for an unforgettable weekend of fun and festivities. See you there!


The Community Festival at St. John Neumann can not take place without the support of members of our parish and surrounding business community. We are proud to offer the opportunity to come together for fellowship and good times. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Deacon Carl at or by phone at 740-965-1358.

Title Sponsors:

Edward Jones


Kelsey Burgett, Dave Burgett, Bob Hetterscheidt


Jet's Pizza

Dee Printing

Sunbury Cleaners & Laundry

Kitchen Sponsors:

DiCalcara's Kitchen Sponsored by VFW Post 8736


St. John Neumann's 10th annual parish and community festival needs over 500 volunteers to make it happen! Volunteers typically spend an evening enjoying the festival and work a couple hour shift while you are here. In appreciation, volunteers will receive gratis tickets for dinner in Jet's Pizza Pavilion or DiCalcara's Italian Ristorante.

We invite you to sign up for one or more slots. Invite your friends, family members and faith sharing group to join you. Profits from the festival will benefit parish and community ministries.

If you are unable to signup to volunteer online and need assistance, please contact Stephanie Martin at 614-361-5025 to sign up by phone.

Volunteers who sign up by May 20 will receive a FREE festival t-shirt!

Silent Auction Baskets Needed

Donate items or services including gift cards for restaurants, sporting events, health/beauty, pet services, travel, and other items. Special request for themed baskets! Life Groups, friend and family groups can contribute together to create a themed basket of items to donate to the silent auction. Turn in donations to the parish office by June 5. 

Silent Auction-Themed Basket Ideas  

Artist - markers, paint, construction paper, playdoh, glitter, yarn, gift card to Hobby Lobby 

Backyard BBQ – grill tools, recipe book, special BBQ rubs and sauce, apron, a gift card to butcher or grocery store.  

Backyard Fun – tub of yard games, bubbles, frisbees, balls, croquet, lawn darts, corn hole, sidewalk chalk 

Bartender’s Kit - ice bucket with shaker, jigger, strainer, corkscrew, pourers, and mixology recipe book 

Beginning Guitar – guitar with case and amplifier, strap, picks, capo, tuner, and a gift certificate for lessons. 

Birder’s Paradise – bird house, bird feeder, suet cakes, bird seed, binoculars, and bird identification book 

Bookworm’s Delight! Collection of classic novels, a lighted magnifier, a box of tea and a mug 

Bourbon Lover’s gift basket containing bourbon, Glencairn glasses and other bourbon accessories 

Campfire – Folding Lawn chairs and cooler containing skewers, songbook, spooky stories and all the fixings for S’mores. 

Camping - flashlight/lantern, bug spray, tent, cooler, fishing poles, backpack, a gift card to an outdoor store like Cabelas 

Car Care Kit wash bucket containing car cleaning supplies, plus a gift certificate for a professional car deep cleaning. 

Chef’s Kitchen – set of Cutco knives, kitchen towels, apron, and cutting board. 

College Kid – Laundry basket with laundry soap, bath items, study snacks, cozy blanket, shower sandals, etc. 

Family Fun Days – passes to Columbus Zoo, COSI, Mini Golf Center, Zoombezi Bay, etc. 

Fisherman’s Fun – Tackle box with tools and tackle, rod and reel, filet knife, and bait bucket 

Game Night - various board games and card games for families 

Gardener’s Dream – Planter or wheelbarrow filled with hand tools, spade, gloves, knee pad, potting soil, a bag of worm castings, Osmocote fertilizer, gift certificate to Home Depot/Lowes or local nursery, etc. 

Giving Tree - mini tree with various gift cards tied to it (gift cards ranged from $5 to $50) 

Golfer’s Gift – Foursome outing at a local golf club, a gift certificate to the golf center for gear and apparel, a package of golf balls and tees. 

Handyman’s Bucket – Large pail with organizer, tools, and fix-it supplies; gift certificate to local hardware store. 

Happy Hiker – Backpack, hat, hiking poles, hiking socks, Camelbak water pack, trail maps/books, national parks book 

Happy Hour – Charcuterie board with snacks, wine, cheese, and drink mixes. 

Housewarming Basket – Welcome sign, front door mat, fresh bath towels, candles, kitchen supplies, and a bottle of wine 

Movie Night! Popcorn bucket containing gift cards to the movie theater, popcorn and movie-sized candy. 

Oh Baby! Baby bathtub filled with infant care items 

Pamper Your Pet - toys and treats for dogs and cats, blankets, food dishes, gift card to pet supply store 

Patriotic Picnic drink cooler filled with red/white/blue tablecloth, paper plates, plastic ware, sparklers, citronella candles, flags and lawn chairs for the July 4th celebration 

Pool Day! Beach bag with a towel, sunscreen, goggles, pool toys, and passes to Highlands Pool or Zoombezi Bay. 

Relaxation/Spa - robe, slippers, lotions, candles, gift certificate to spa, massage, and/or nail salon 

Saints & Angels – religious-themed items such as Bibles, books about the saints, statues, blessed rosaries, jewelry, etc.  

School Pride – Backpack with back-to-school supplies and school spirit attire, water bottle, pennant, etc. 

Taste of Italy – basket containing a jar of sauce, pasta noodles, cheese, red-checked tablecloth, and a gift certificate to Carfagnas Market. 

Traveler – suitcase and/or carryon bag with travel maps, books, and other travel items 

Up Town Hop – gift passes to stores and restaurants in Sunbury, Galena, Westerville and Delaware