Friday, July 17, 2015

The Doors Open Tonight for our 2015 Festival!

We are in the final hours of preparing to welcome our friends and neighbors from the Dexter community to our 37th annual summer Festival!

Teen Nite Cafe opens the festivities this evening at 6pm.  For a cover charge of just $7, teens from eighth grade through high school are in for a night of unlimited pizza and pop, inflatable games, door prizes, music and FUN!

Our Kickoff Concert this year at 7pm in the church sanctuary welcomes popular and talented Diane Penning's return to our stage where she'll be joined by accomplished pianist and vocalist Paul Langford.  You are in for a wonderful evening of Broadway hits and popular favorites.  Doors open at 6:30pm, where you can buy a ticket for only $10!

Throughout the weekend you can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment as listed below.

You won't want to miss our Classic Car Show on Saturday, 12:30-3:30pm!  Under the Kids Tent you'll be entertained by Nelson Pearson and his Wild Life Safari.  There are games galore for all the young ones, Inflatable Games for all ages, and Bingo!  At night dance to the music of the fantastic Men in Black.

Sunday brings the Encore Cabaret Singers to our stage, and the ever-popular Knights of Columbus chicken broil!  You're welcome to sit under our pavilion and enjoy your dinner while chatting with friends, or under the Big Tent where you'll be entertained by a variety of musical offerings.  Kids of all ages will enjoy Colors the Clown and her animals in the Kids Tent.

There's much much more!  You won't want to miss this marvelous annual Festival ~~~  

We're waiting to welcome you!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sign-up information for the 2015 St. Joseph Festival

For additional information about the Festival, and to sign-up to help set-up and work at the Festival, please use the sign-up sheets in the back of the County Church, call the office, or use the online Google Docs sign-up sheets posted at:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The 2015 St. Joseph Festival is almost here!

Planning for the 37th annual St. Joseph Festival in the 175th year of our parish has officially begun! Please mark your calendars and join us July 1718, and 19 for some family fun. Festival co-chairs Mike Flaherty and Doug Babcock, along with many dedicated committee chairs have begun the process of planning and executing another exciting and fun-filled festival.

You can count on many of the Festival event favorites you’ve experienced in the past along with new entertainment to keep the Festival fresh. The Knights of Columbus will be grilling their world famous chicken and the Country Bakeshop will provide confections that are sure to please. The Classic Car show is a personal favorite and always brings in vehicles I had not seen in previous years.

Few of you may know that the St. Joseph Flea Market is actually celebrating is 39th year, preceding the Festival in its inception. The Flea Market has accepted many quality donations in the past and requires many helpers to sort and price each item. The Flea Market committee will accept donations June 28 – July 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Flea Market will be open for business July 9, 10, and 11.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help with the planning and executing this annual community event. Whether you are new to St. Joseph or a longtime parishioner, this is a great way to meet fellow parishioners and be part of the excitement in delivering a fun event to our friends and neighbors.

There are a few committee chair and co-chair openings available. Please contact Doug Babcock at or Mike Flaherty at for more information. To volunteer to help with the Festival please contact Laura McKenzie at