31 Jul 2019 | Posted by: chadmin
I am sorry to inform the parish family that I have canceled the St. Philomena Festival scheduled for August 8-10, 2019. We were blessed to install a new parking lot this summer. At the time, we had concerns about a new parking lot and the weight and stability of tents and rides on the new lot. Over the last week, some summer work was completed in school that involved a dumpster on the parking lot. Even though wood braces were placed under the dumpster and trailer, an impression was left in the new lot from the weight. Fortunately, these are two small spots but the heavy equipment for the Festival would cause damage all over the parking lot. Our hope and plan is to host the St. Philomena Festival, with the rides, again next year in 2020 after the lot has cooled and settled for a year. I apologize for the inconvenience and the disappointment to the Parish family. The investment in the parking lot is too significant to risk the long term damage. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns firstname.lastname@example.org by email or calling the parish office.