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August 20, 2014

St. Paul Kirchenfest is a crowd pleaser

The 44th annual Kirchenfest at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland offers two full days chock-full of fun -- all with a German accent.

On Saturday, get off to a good start with the hearty Bavarian Skillet Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Or, if you need to work up an appetite first, join in the Stausenlauf 5K Run at 8 or the 2K Run/Walk at 9.

The big Kirchenfest auction is from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There's also a flea market from 9 to 6, Masses at 4 and 5:30 p.m. in the church and bingo from 5:30 to 11:30.

Entertainment in three tents includes Buffalo Road from 3:30-7:30; SH-Boom from 8 to midnight; and Well Hungarians from 7:30 to midnight.

On Sunday, the Kirchen-Ride, a bycycle ride of 50 or 15 miles, gets underway at 8 (registration at 7); a chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned parish hall. An outdoor polka Mass with The Good Times Band is at 10 a.m. in the South Tent. Bingo is from 1:30 to 10 p.m.

Sunday entertainment includes The Good Times Band from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; The Jorrells from 1 to 5 p.m.; The Fabulous Motown Revue from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and That '80s Band from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

And don't forget the raffles. You could win a 2014 Ford Fusion SE, a vacation, a handmade quit or a live steer or hog. Raffle winners will be announced at 10 p.m. Sunday.

Kirchenfest schedule

Saturday

On the grounds

7:30-10 a.m. Bavarian Skillet Breakfast served

8 a.m. Strassenlauf 5K Run/Walk

9 a.m. Strassenlauf 2K Run/Walk

10 a.m. Food, drink and game stands open

4 and 5:30 p.m. Mass in church

5:30-11:30 p.m. Bingo

North Tent

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Auction

4-6:30 p.m. Music by Spectrum

6:30-7:30 Kitchen Characters with Highland High School Varsity Dance and Cheerleaders

7:30-midnight Well Hungarians

South Tent

11 a.m.-noon Innovative Dance

Noon-1 p.m. The Dance House

1-2 p.m. St. Paul Band and Choir

2-3 p.m. The Newlywed Game

3:3:30 p.m. Kitchen Characters with Highland High School Varsity Dance and Cheerleaders

3:30-7:30 p.m. Music by Buffalo Road

8 p.m.-midnight SH-Boom

Sunday

On the grounds

7:30 Mass

8 a.m. Kirchen-Ride

11 a.m. Food, drink and game stands open

11 a.m.-3 p.m. flea market

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Chicken dinnner

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jass tournament

1:30-10 p.m. Bingo

North Tent

Noon-1 p.m. Kitchen Characters with Highland High School Varsity Dance and Cheerleaders

1-5 p.m. The Jorrells

5-6 p.m. Kitchen Characters with Highland High School Varsity Dance and Cheerleaders

6-9:30 p.m. That 80s Band

South Tent

10 a.m. Outdoor polka Mass

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Good Times Band

12:30-2 p.m. Michael James Mette

2-3 p.m. Jane Mannion School

3-6:30 p.. The Hair Syndicate

6:30-9:30 p.m. The Fabulous Motown Review

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