One of our most exciting ministries in our annual Fall Fest. This event has become a true community event bringing together organizations throughout Birdsboro, Douglassville, and beyond to get their message and ministry out to the community and raise money for their own causes. The Fall Fest has become a community celebration and a beacon for members of our borough to come to St. Mark’s to celebrate, have fellowship, eat great food, and learn what we are doing in our community.
It is also a great fund-raising opportunity for many of our ministries including: the Senior Group, the Youth Group, the Native American Ministry, the Food Pantry, our Food Ministry, and the Good Samaritan’s Fund. A special thank you needs to go out to Marsha and the Fall Fest planning committee and all the volunteers who make the Fest possible.
Now, this is what we need from you. Come out on Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 and enjoy the activities. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to join us as well. If you can, volunteer for a couple of hours and give others a little break. We have opportunities for all skill and mobility levels to volunteer. Call Marsha or just show up and we will give you a job.
As always, there will be some great music this year. From 11-1:00, The Happy Wanderers, a German Music Group, will be performing and from 1:00-3:00, Dave Kline and his Mountain Folk band will perform. We will have games, a bounce house, the train ride, cake walks, bingo, pony rides, and our silent auctions for adults and for children. We will have face painting and lots, and lots of food including pulled pork sandwiches, French fries, funnel cakes, hot dogs, fried Oreos, lemonade, popcorn, soft pretzels, pickles on a stick, cotton candy and much more.
Oh, did I mention our famous Apple Dumplings? If you did not pre-order your dumplings, you better get there early because we will only have 50 extras to sell that day.
We will be making the apple dumplings on Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am until about 2:00 each day. We also need help setting up the Fest on Friday at 5:00 PM and on Saturday morning beginning at 8:00 AM.