Largest Community Event
Is Here Again!
October 5 – Friday Night Ride Preview: 6 – 10 pm
October 6 – Fun Run: Check-in 7 am, Fun Run 8 am
October 6 – Festival: 10 am – 9 pm
Mary Immaculate Presents
2012 Fall Festival!
A Big “Thank You” to our 2012 Sponsors & Volunteers:
Festival Raffle Ticket Sponsor: TaCito Direct Company
It’s no secret that the parish Fall Festival is a huge community event – many people have expressed year after year the great effort of many of our parishioners and ministries as they come together for one purpose every year – to eat and have loads of fun during our Fall Festival! Here are some fun facts to digest while we look forward to the 2012 Mary Immaculate Fall Festival!
How does it all come together?
It’s a huge effort from the planning stages to the wrap up meeting and celebration. Already we greatly appreciate all of the groups and individuals who come together year after year to make it all happen.
If you are interested in serving on any of the committees below, we’d love to make use of your talents! This year the Festival Chairs are meeting with the separate large committees, and then they will convene with all committees a few times over the summer months. We end with a wrap-up celebration to de-brief our wonderful volunteers, and make notes for next year.
Join us the Friday evening before the festival to ride all the Midway rides…unlimited rides from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm for only $15!
SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE MIDWAY RIDES ON FRIDAY NIGHT!
Plus Food and Drinks available for purchase!
NOTE: Also UNLIMITED rides from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on SATURDAY for only $15!
Festival Planning Committee Chairs
The winner of the Festival Raffle will be announced the evening of the festival, so don't forget to buy raffle tickets for your chances to win:
To purchase tickets, or if you would like to sell raffle tickets to your co-workers, friends and neighbors, come by or contact the church office at 972-243-7104. Also, raffle tickets will be sold after most masses from July to October.
1st Prize - $4,500 American Express gift card
2nd Prize - $3,500 American Express gift card
3rd Prize - $2,000 American Express gift card
4th Prize - Apple iPad
No cash substitution for any prize.
For more info, please contact Marisa Walsdorf at email@example.com or Carolyn Tovar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Raffle Ticket Seller Groups
Knights of Columbus #5052
Legion de Maria
MIS Kindergarten, 3rd, 7th and 8th Grade Parents
Mary Immaculate School
Mary Immaculate Religious Education CCD classes
FOOD - MOUTH WATERING VARIETY!
Plan on staying all day...we'll have something for every taste bud to keep your energy up! Imagine brisket, tamales, pizza, burritos, sausage, fajitas, turkey legs, hot dogs, gorditos and more. We also aim to satisfy your sweet tooth: churros, cotton candy and funnel cakes...plus a Sweets Shop for those who prefer homemade baked goods!
Don't worry about a diet…we'll provide plenty of activities to help you walk it off!
Food Booth Groups
Boy Scouts Troop 713
Knights of Columbus #5052
Legion de Maria
Coro Maria Inmaculada
Mary Immaculate Dads
FALL FESTIVAL HISTORICAL FACTS
The Fall Festival began in October 2002, in anticipation of building the new church, as a fundraiser for the new church building fund.
In the past we had Mayfair, which was run by the school only. The Fall Festival was the first parish-wide event. Mayfair ended when the Fall Fest began. The auction and Mayfair used to be one event. The school began the End of Year picnic instead and had already moved the Heart of Gold Auction to February.
Since the school was used to running the games at Mayfair (dunk tank, cake walk, 2-liter bottle ring toss and kiddie games), MIS kept ownership of the games.
The first year we had the Fall Festival, we had about (6) games, a ton of food, a raffle and no carnival rides. The rides came a few years later, once we talked Fr. Bradley into it! Don’t forget that on Friday, Oct. 5th, we will have Friday Night Ride Preview from 6 to 10 p.m. You can go on any ride as many times as you wish for only $15!
At Mayfair, the only raffle we had was a homemade quilt from each Kindergarten. The tickets sold for $1, and the proceeds went to the Kindergarten program.
The first Raffle was in 2001, one year before the first Fall Festival. The grand prize was a Chrysler PT Cruiser. The couple who won was Albert and Lois Lescovitz. It was on a Saturday morning and Al told his wife he was going to the church to win a car, since he had purchased a raffle ticket. She laughed at him and was stunned when he came home and told her that he had won!
The first Fall Festival entertainment comes from groups in the parish or groups that a parishioner may be involved with. Anyone with a group who would like to participate can contact Mary Mahaffey at email@example.com
The Basket Game was brought to Mary Immaculate in 2008 by Fr. Michael, carried over from his former parish in Terrell. This year the baskets that are raffled during the festival will be theme baskets! So, if you’d like to take a chance on an entertainment basket, a garden basket, a sports basket, baby basket, picnic basket, or other themed baskets, there will be plenty for you to browse and buy your chance to win!. Be sure and stop by the “wish list tree” and pick up an item to
Ways to Support the Fall Festival!
Thanks to all of our generous parishioners who support Mary Immaculate’s biggest party of the year!
Buy or sell raffle tickets
Participate in, or sponsor, the Fun Run
Donate an item from the Baskets Tree
Donate an item from the Donation Tree
Donate a baked good item to the Cake Walk and Sweets Shop
Volunteer to work on a Festival Planning committee
Join the Set-Up Crew Friday afternoon/evening before the Festival (Oct. 5) to help set up tents
Attend the Ride Preview Friday, Oct 5, 6 – 10 pm
Volunteer to work the day of the Festival
Attend the Festival Saturday, Oct 6, 10 am – 9 pm
Join the Tear-Down Crew after the Festival is over!
Tour de Branch FUN RUN!
Saturday, October 6th
Packet pick up and late registration from 7:00 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
Kids 2K race begins at 8:00 a.m.
5K begins at 8:15 a.m.
Calling Runners and Walkers of all ages! Start out your festival day on a healthy note with the Tour de Branch 5K and 2K Fun Runs. The course through Farmers Branch begins at the Mary Immaculate Church parking lot. 5K participants will enjoy the run around Rawhide Park while the 2K runners/walkers will travel a separate loop, before returning to the church festival grounds.
Proceeds will benefit the White Rose Women’s Center and Birth Choice -- two local crisis pregnancy centers that provides support to women and their families – as well as Mary Immaculate ministries.
* All participants who register before September 29 will receive an official Tour de Branch Fun Run T-shirt!
* Registration is $15 for adults and $10 for those 13 and under. Online registration is available through September 29.
* There will be a water station on the course, and there will also be water and runner-friendly snacks at the start/finish line area after the race.
* Companies wishing to add their logo to the back of the Fun Run eye-catching t-shirt can do so for only $50. Click HERE for the Sponsor Advertising Form.
Sign up Online HERE!
Download Registration Form HERE!
For more information on sponsoring the Fall Festival activities or to make your donation, contact Beth Crouch at 972-243-7104 x46 or firstname.lastname@example.org.