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St. Andrew School Festival continues through the weekend

By Staff | Jan 16, 2020

The 30th annual St. Andrew Catholic School 2020 Festival continues through the weekend on the church and school grounds.

The festival, which opened Thursday, will pick up again today from 6 to 11 p.m. and then continue Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

The festival, a major fundraiser for the school, will kick off each day with the national anthem sung by a student.

“I believe there is a different student singing each day,” festival chair Michelle Trunkett said.

Admission is free, but tickets are required for food, games, raffles and the big draw — lots of carnival rides.

There will be $30 all-day ride bracelets on Saturday only, for first responders and veterans, no advance sales.

There will be $30 all-day ride bracelets on Sunday only, for all attendees, no advance sales.

Multi-day unlimited ride bracelets are $80.

In addition to festival rides, there will be stage entertainment; a bake sale, complete with a cake walk; food trucks; silent auction; and a $10,000 cash raffle.

The silent auction will feature more than 200 baskets in the Parish Hall. The bidding will close at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets for the cash raffle are $2 apiece, three for $5 or 10 for $10. The raffle tickets will be sold all weekend with the drawing taking place at 7:40 p.m.

New this year is Designer Bag Bingo to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Cash Bingo from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

Trunkett said they added bingo because they wanted to have more entertainment opportunities available for everyone.

All the money raised during the 2020 Festival will go directly back to the school.

“It’s safe, fun entertainment for the children, for their families and everyone in the community,” she said.

Trunkett said she wanted to provide a helping hand because she had six kids come through St. Andrew Catholic School, with two still attending.

“It’s a fantastic school,” she said.

St. Andrew Catholic School is at 2628 Del Prado Blvd.