Shelby County Parish Picnic weekend


June 20th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Shelby County Parish Picnic will be held over the next two days. The St. Mary’s Parish Picnic in Panama begins this (Friday) evening with bingo in the Panama Hall at 6pm along with the kid’s games, food stands and the beer garden opening. The big event for tonight is the live auction starting at 7pm with over 200 items up for bidding.

On Saturday, a breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 11am at the Panama Fire Hall. The always exciting creeper races begin competing at noon Saturday. Mass will be held at 4pm followed by the opening of the midway games and the food stands. A chicken supper will be served as well from 4:30 to 7pm in the Panama hall with tickets costing $12. The main attraction for the evening is live entertainment provided by Taxi Driver in the beer garden from 9pm to 1am.

Mary Ann Wingert, member of the St. Mary’s Parish Picnic Committee, says the admission gives you a chance to win money all night long, “The ticket in the drawing all you have to do is get into the gate. Pay $5 and you are automatically in the drawing. If you are there the whole evening, you could win up to $1,000 because your name stays in the basket.”

Names will be drawn every hour with the prize of $200 awarded.

(Joel McCall/KNOD)