Holy Trinity Parish's annual Summer Spirit Celebration will take place, rain or shine, from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21 on the east side of the campus of St. Edmond school, 2220 Fourth Ave. N., offering an evening of worship, food and fun.
The evening will start with Mass celebrated on the east lawn. Activities will begin immediately after Mass, approximately 6 p.m.
A variety of dinner options will be available between 6 and 9 p.m. from Tom Thumb Deli, Yogurt Plus, Olde Boston's and Domino's Pizza.
Entertainment will include performances from Hollingsworth School of Dance and the St. Edmond cheerleaders, karaoke and dancing presented by Harms Way Audio, and the Stratford Rhythm Ramblers providing polka music. Participants will also have the opportunity to have a souvenir picture taken by Key Photography.
The first-ever Holy Trinity Olympics will be held. Geared for groups of four for 10- to 14-year-olds and 15-year-old through adult, these games will be similar to the games at the county fair.
For younger kids, there will be carnival type games, sidewalk chalk and the playground equipment. Bingo will be available for adults.
There will be a dunk tank, with people taking half-hour shifts sitting in it, including priests, a teacher, coach, principal and a parishioner.
Money raffle tickets are available. First prize is $5,000, and second prize is $2,000. Three people will win $1,000 each. A limited number of tickets will be sold, and winners do not need to be present to win. Anyone wanting to purchase a $50 ticket may contact John Wade at 576-8566.
There is also a quilt raffle, with tickets available at the parish office for $1 each or six for $5.
Admission to the Summer Celebration is free. Food, drinks, souvenir photo and the dunk tank will all have nominal fees.
This event is open to everyone, regardless of faith. The grounds will be professionally sprayed to keep mosquitoes away.