DadFest – Published May 8, 2018 –

Father’s Day is always special, but this year it is going to be even better! Father’s Day, June 17, is the day we are going to have our church picnic at the pond! And  this year, we are inviting the entire community to join us for food and fun for the entire family.

DADfest is dedicated to fathers and father figures who have positively impacted the lives of those around them.

Our men’s group has bold plans to make the picnic something we won’t soon forget:


  • Free bar-b-que, hot dogs, and Siegi’s Sausage Factory bratwurst
  • Sno Cones for the entire family
  • We only ask that picnickers bring some chips and dessert to share


Fun at the Pond

  • Canoes and Kayaks will be available for paddling
  • Fishing exhibitions by competitive a high school fishing team
  • Fly tying demonstration by Healing Waters

For the Kids

  • Eight-story hot air balloon
  • Safari Sanctuary is bringing zoo animals
  • Inflatable slip and slide (kids, prepare to get wet!)
  • Activities and games for the entire family
  • Dunk tank

For Dad

  • Car and motorcycle show
  • Scottish Highland games
  • Lawnmower races
  • Blacksmith demonstration
  • Auction: beautiful wooden cross by award-winning woodworker Howard Hermann, Billy Helton knife,  Maverick 88 12-gauge shotgun, and more (bring your checkbook!)

The new pavilion, which will be consecrated during the picnic, will provide plenty of shade. There might even be a baptism or two.

Be sure to invite all your friends, neighbors, co-workers, or just people that you happen to meet! More activities are being planned so check back here often to get the latest information.

Scheduled Events

  • 11:00 to 2:00       Free BBQ, hot dogs, and Siegi’s brats
  • 11:30 to 12:30     Lawn mower races
  • 12:30 to 1:00       Live music by Celtic Cheer
  • 1:00 to 1:30         Pavilion dedication
  • 1:30 to 2:00         Live auction
  • 2:00 to 3:00         Hot air balloon
  • Demonstrations, vehicle show, games, kayaks and canoes, and other activities will take place as announced

What to Bring

  • Chips and dessert to share
  • Lawn chairs or picnic blanket
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming suit for the kids
  • Money for the auction

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