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May 27, 2017 - Picnic Time


WHAT: Shiner Catholic Church Spring Picnic

WHEN: 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday

WHERE: KC Park, 102 S. Ave G

COST: Admission is free; $10 cooking plates


The village of Shiner is gearing adult for one of a biggest events of a year.

The annual Shiner Catholic Church Spring Picnic brings in thousands for a day of food, fun and games, pronounced cruise co-chairman Philip Pilat.

“We guess between 5,800 to 10,000 come in any year,” Pilat said. “It’s a unequivocally vast festival.”

More than 800 internal volunteers will assistance with a event. Dinner will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside a Knights of Columbus Hall, and any image will embody 3 meats – Shiner cruise stew, boiled duck and nation sausage.

To-go orders will be accessible from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. during a Kaspar Pavilion during Green-Dickson park. All plates are $10.

“We take honour in a peculiarity of a food,” Pilat said. “The recipes have not altered in generations. The peculiarity of a food has remained tip notch.”

The nation store, that will underline homemade items, such as noodles, kolaches, uninformed eggs and jellies, will open during 8 a.m. and tighten when sole out, Pilat said.

“The nation store will customarily be sole out by 2 p.m., so it is best to get there early,” Pilat said.

A brief commemorative reverence will take place around 11:45 a.m. There will be a brief request before a auction starts during noon.

The “big nation auction” will go on until 10 p.m., Pilat said.

“It’s one of a large highlights of a day,” Pilat said.

Up to 500 equipment are approaching to be sole during a auction. Popular auction equipment embody antiques, homemade items, stock and quilts. The cattle auction is scheduled for 3 p.m.

There will be copiousness of games for children and families, Pilat said. “Old-fashioned” bingo will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., where winners can win equipment such as cooking oil, cake brew and frosting, sugar, tea and paper towels. The normal games of ring toss, a sight ride, Wheel of Fortune and round chuck will be accessible also. The normal cruise favorite fish pool will also be during a picnic, Pilat.

A new further for a children this year is a petting zoo, accessible from 2 to 6 p.m.

“We try to have something for everybody of any age, and suspicion a petting zoo would be something new and fun,” Pilat said.

The petting zoo will underline tiny rabbits, ducks, sheep, goats and ponies.

Live song will also be played via a day, starting during 11 a.m. Bands such as a Shiner Hobo Band, a John Holub Polka Band and a Chris Rybak Band will perform via a day.

The Emotions will perform in a dusk in a categorical gymnasium from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a dance. Tickets for a dance is $10, and giveaway for those 21 years of age and up.

The drink mount will be open from noon to 10 p.m. Hamburgers will also be accessible in a evening, Pilat said.

The 7th annual Rolling Hills of Shiner Motorcycle Run will start during 11:30 a.m., with registration during 10:30 a.m.

“All bikers are acquire to come ride, rally and suffer a company,” Pilat said.

Raffle prizes will also be given divided in a evening. This year’s large esteem is a 2017 Mahindra tractor on an 18-foot lowboy trailer.

At a finish of a day, Pilat estimates a church will have lifted hundreds of thousands of dollars from a open picnic.

“If we haven’t been to a Shiner cruise in a final 7 years or so, we unequivocally ought to come out,” Pilat said. “We adore a church and are unequivocally unapproachable of it.”


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