The Harvest Home Dinner and festival at St. Alphonsus Church in Pine is set for 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.
Here's everything you need to know about the annual tradition, including cost, parking and shuttles.
Harvest Home Dinners will be served in the school’s Ryan Center so diners will be able to visit with friends and family while enjoying music in the large air-conditioned facility.
The family-style home-cooked dinners — on sale for $10 for adults and $6 for children — include a choice of roasted chicken or ham with potatoes and gravy, six side dishes, a beverage and a slice of homemade pie for dessert.
Takeout orders cost an additional $2 for adults and $1 for children.
The Country Store, Basket of Cheer raffle, Chinese Auction, Treasures in the Attic and Kidsville will be set up along the driveway and parking lot adjacent to the Ryan Center to provide easy walking access and to bring dining and festival activities together for everyone’s convenience.
- The Chinese Auction will be in the vestibule and hallway of the upper level of the school.
- The Country Store will be in the Art Room, off the upper hallway.
- Treasures in the Attic will be located in the rectory job with flea-market items.
Dinner takeouts will be sold in the school cafeteria. The inflatable children’s games will be located at the back of the Ryan Center.
Parking on the parish and school grounds will be very limited. Festival organizers encourage the use of the Lenzer shuttles, which will run every 20 minutes until 7:30 p.m. to and from Pine Plaza parking lot, located on Route 19 south of the church opposite Brown Road and the CVS Pharmacy.
The Harvest Home Dinner began more than 120 years ago when nearby farmers donated their crops and prepared a hearty meal to raise funds for St. Alphonsus Church.
Today, the church still celebrate the annual dinner on the second Sunday of September.
The purpose of the dinner is to help raise funds for the school and parish.
According to church officials, the funds help keep tuition affordable for families who wish to send their children to St. Alphonsus School.
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