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Shiner Church holds 2014 annual fall picnic

By Natassia Bonyanpour
Aug. 29, 2014 at 4:57 p.m.
Updated Aug. 29, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.

A  2015 Kawasaki Mule will be given away in a drawing at the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church's annual fall  picnic. Pictured is the Rev. Kirby Hlavaty, church pastor.

A cattle auction, a raffle and live music are only a few of the many events that will take place at the Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church 93rd annual fall picnic Sunday.

Publicity chairwoman Mildred Targac said the picnic will bring people from all over the country - from Oregon to Florida.

"It is a big, great homecoming for everyone," Targac said. "We have school alumni come back and bring even more people."

Each year, the picnic sells thousands of meals, which are made of up three meats - stew, country sausage and chicken - and trimmings.

"We serve over 4,000 plates every year," she said. "We're expecting this year to be no different."

Many meals will be served throughout the day. Kolaches and pigs-in-blanket will be ready bright and early at 8 a.m.

Serving for the all-you-can-eat lunch begins at 10:30 a.m.

If picnic-goers are still hungry, they can indulge in unlimited hamburgers through the evening.

Jeanie Bures, of Ganado, said she attended to the picnic for more years than she can remember.

"The environment is wonderful," Bures said. "You make friends you don't even know; people from everywhere just start talking."

Bures said she has also preregistered for the raffle that will include 38 prizes - all of which are gift certificates. The grand prize, however, will be a state-of-the-art 2015 Kawasaki Mule valued at $15,495.

"It sits six passengers and includes a 12-foot utility trailer with a ramp," Targac said.

While Bures said she is excited at the thought of winning the big prize, she is most looking forward to listening to the live music - one band in particular.

"One of my favorite things other than the food is the Shiner Hobo Band," she said. "They put on a good show, and people get up, dance and have a good time."

The event will also have several arts and crafts booths throughout, many games for children and a dance that will feature Trevor Cole Band until 1 a.m.



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