After a great deal of discussion and consideration, the festival committee along with parish input has decided to cancel the festival as we know it this year. It was a very difficult decision but in the end it came down to keeping in mind the safety and well being of all those involved. We decided to continue with our Major Award Raffle as well as our Bengals Season Ticket Raffle. Chances for these raffles are being printed and will soon be mailed to the homes of every parishioner. They will also be available in the racks at the church doors and in the parish office. The raffle drawings will occur on Sunday July 26th at some point in the afternoon. We are trying to create a virtual event of some kind. This may include a “watch program” where the winners would be announced live along with some live entertainment and other surprises. Details for that presentation are still being worked out. We hated to have to make this decision, but it appears to be the best for all. We look forward to making the best with what we can this year and look forward to having the festival return bigger and better in 2021!