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St. Gertrude Parish Festival 2016


Friday, June 10th: 6pm-11:30pm
Saturday, June 11th: 5pm-11:30pm
Sunday, June 12th: 3pm-10pm

Attractions

  • Over 60 fun Booths & Rides
  • All of your favorite Festival Foods
  • Live Entertainment nightly on the Main Stage
  • Super-sized Auction Booth
  • Air conditioned Gaming Hall
  • Win a $1000 at The Helicopter Golf Ball Drop
  • Reverse Raffle (Win a Full Year's Tuition 2015/2016 School year

Come join the fun!

6551 Miami Ave., Madeira, OH 45243 (corner of Miami Ave. & Shawnee Run Rd.)

Volunteer

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Festival News


2016 Festival Pictures

Pictures of the St Gertrude Festival 2016.
Photos by Cincinnati Digital Photography 513 484 3645

5K Run to Remember - Festival 2016

Click here to register

Course: A 3.1 mile loop beginning at St. Gertrude in Madeira, through Indian Hill neighborhoods, and returning to St. Gertrude.

Auction News!


Mini Goldendoodle Puppy
Male, black coat, maximum of 35 pounds
Visit the auction tent at the festival to bid on this adorable puppy!

Auction Closeout
Dining Out Board Closes @ 5:30 On Sunday
All Other Items Close @ 6 O'clock

Auction Pick Up Times
Sunday 7:30-10 Under Auction Tent
Monday 10-7 In Parish Center

All Winning Bidders Will Receive A Text Sunday @ 6:30 Informing You That You Have Won Something. Check Your Cell Phone! Please Make Necessary Arrangements To Pick Up At One Of The Above Times.

Don't Miss "Happy Hour Sunday" Under The Auction Tent, Beer And Wine $2.00 From 4-6 pm

See You Under The Auction Tent
Festival Hours: Saturday 5-11:30 Sunday 3-10

Festival News

NEWS FLASH!

Update June 2, 2016

Volunteers Needed Thursday, June 9 after 11:30am Mass
Help is needed to slice tomatoes and onions, and to wash and cut lettuce and green peppers for the festival. If you’ve volunteered in the past you know that when many hands share in the work, the job gets done very quickly. Volunteers please meet in the Parish Center. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided. Don’t forget to bring a cutting board and sharp knife!

Major Award Tickets
Volunteers will be outside ALL Masses this weekend collecting your Major Award Tickets and recruiting for volunteers. Please consider a two hour shift. Remember it takes over 700 volunteers to make this event happen!

Festival Auction
Mini Goldendoodle Puppy to be featured in the Festival Auction! Male, black coat, maximum of 35 pounds. Visit the auction tent June 10, 11, and 12 to bid on this adorable puppy!

Dealers Needed
Black Jack, Poker, and Texas Hold ‘Em. Contact Ryan Avey at 488-9220 if interested.

New at the Festival this Year
Fr. André-Joseph and the Knights of Columbus will offer a Rosary for the success of the St. Gertrude Festival and the health and protection of all festival-goers and workers! The Rosary will take place at the outdoor Rosary Garden on the north side of campus once each day at the following times:

  • Friday, June 10, following 6:00pm festival opening (Sorrowful Mystery)
  • Saturday, June 11, following 4:30pm Vigil Mass (Joyful Mystery)
  • Sunday, June 12, following 3:00pm festival opening (Glorious Mystery)

So don’t forget to bring your rosary, listen for the PA announcement, and make plans to join us in prayer!

Update May 1, 2016

Don’t forget to purchase your Golf Ball before May 8 to be in the early bird drawing of a one person ride in the helicopter from Lunken Airport to St. Gertrude and back to help drop the golf balls. The festival committee will be outside of Masses selling Golf Balls before the drawing.

Yard Signs and Magnets

Next weekend, May 7-8, volunteers will be outside of all Masses distributing yard signs and magnets. Please take one and spread the word about our wonderful festival. In Madeira yard signs may be displayed one month prior to festival (May 10) and in Indian Hill two weeks prior (May 27). You can put your magnet on your car at any time.

Auction Drop Off Dates

May 8 after 8:00am and 9:30am Masses and May 22 after 9:30am and 11:00am Masses. Please bring items to the Par- ish Center. New auction items are being added as they come in. Don’t forget you have plenty of time to drop off an item to the Parish Office if you have something you would like to donate.

Update April 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their pink envelope for the Major Award Club. Just a reminder, you still have time to return your pink envelope to be eligible for the kick- off party invite and the major award tickets. The Major Award Club is a great way to show your support for the festival. If you have misplaced your form or if you have any questions. feel free to call Cathy at 290-3391.

Keep checking the website www.stgertrude.org/festival
New auction items are being added as they come in. Don’t forget you have plenty of time to drop off an item to the Parish Office if you have something you would like to donate.

Visit our website for forms and information regarding the festival: Race form, Golf Ball Drop form, Tuition Reverse Raffle form, Kick-off Dinner Form, and Volunteer form

Any questions, please contact 2016 Festival Committee: Cathy Egan at 290-3391 fundraisingsolutions@hotmail.com Tim & Kristin Stoll at 226-1989 tstoll1@hotmail.com or 313-461-6327 or kristinmstoll@yahoo.com
Sheila Singler at 207-1461 s.singler@zoomtown.com
Zack Singler (Blue shirt in training)


Update March 8, 2016

Thank you to so many that have turned in their pink enve- lopes for the Major Award Club. We are off to a great start. Please consider being a part of this very important club. It is a great way to show your support for the festival.

New auction items are being added as they come in. Don’t forget you have plenty of time to drop off an item to the Parish Office if you have something you would like to donate.
Thank you to the 18 community solicitors that will be collecting items in all the surrounding areas and also to the 20 captains collecting items in their neighborhood for “Neighborhood Baskets.”

Thank you to Cindy Tramontana for organizing the class room baskets. She is so talented and we are so blessed to have her overseeing this very fun part of our auction. Thank you also to the many families who sent in money to help Cindy purchase items to make up the baskets.
If you have any questions or would like to help with the auction, call Jen Steiner at 289-6393 or email: iteach2345@yahoo.com or Kisti Ujvari at kisti_ujvari@yahoo.com (auction chairs)
Visit our website for forms and information regarding the festival: Race form, Golf Ball Drop form, Tuition Reverse Raffle form, Kick-off Dinner Form, and Volunteer form

Any questions, please contact 2016 Festival Committee:
Cathy Egan at 290-3391 fundraisingsolutions@hotmail.com
Tim & Kristin Stoll at 226-1989 tstoll1@hotmail.com or 313-461-6327 or kristinmstoll@yahoo.com
Sheila Singler at 207-1461 s.singler@zoomtown.com
Zack Singler ( Blue shirt in training)

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Dealer Training: Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00pm in the gym. Come learn the card games and become a dealer. Training lasts about an hour. No experience or reservation needed just come and learn!

Volunteers will be available outside ALL MASSES the next two weekends(TBD) collecting your Major Award Tickets and soliciting for volunteers. Please consider helping for a two-hour shift. Remember it takes 700 volunteers to run this show! Thank you!

Please visit our website www.stgertrude.org/festival to sign up to volunteer and to find out all the highlites of the festival and the many ways to be a festival sponsor.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Major Award Club. Please consider being a part of this very important part of the festival. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Visit our website for the form or call Cathy at 494-1391.

We are still seeking families to chair a booth for one night. Please get a few friends together and make this a night out. Please call Cathy at 494-1391. If you are going to be out of town we have plenty of pre-jobs that need to be done.

Major Award Drawing

1st prize

$5,000 cash

2nd-6th prize

$1,000 cash

You can also download a major award ticket order form and mail it in down below.

Drawing will held on Sunday, June 12th, at 9:00 PM.

Winner need not be present.

Good Luck!

2016 Festival Volunteer Sign-Up

Please enter multiple shifts per entry. Multiple areas require multiple entries.