Church Calendar published Sept. 11, 2021

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Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic

SPICER — The fall festival will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 11, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, rural Spicer. Cookie walk, creative home and garden, thrift shoppe and more open at 9 a.m. Morning coffee at 8:30 a.m., lunch from 10:30 until noon.

First Presbyterian

WILLMAR — First Presbyterian Church in Willmar celebrated its 150th anniversary in August 2020. There was a story about the history of the church in the Aug. 8, 2020, edition of the West Central Tribune. Due to COVID-19, the celebration was delayed until this year.

The church is planning a “Heart of Willmar 150 Celebration” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 to bring children and families downtown. The Jolly Pops will give an outdoor concert of children’s songs as well as songs that adults could relate to at 11 a.m. There will be a kids' art tent, balloon creations, bounce house and kids' games in the parking lot and street. The replica of the William Crooks Steam Locomotive made by Bob Anderson and other church volunteers will be on display and children can ride the wooden ponies often featured in the Holidaze parade. Food vendors will be on hand.

The City Auditorium has been reserved for the concert in case of bad weather.

Also on Sept. 11, Main Street Willmar will have its annual Touch-a-Truck event, a Miles for Mentors kids run will take place downtown and a “Belonging Begins With Us” event will be at Selvig Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


St. Joseph’s Catholic

MONTEVIDEO — The annual fall festival will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo. Grilled pork chop, green beans, baked potato, coleslaw and Special K bar. Online silent auction at .

St. Donatus Catholic

PADUA — St. Donatus Catholic Church in Brooten will serve the annual turkey and ham dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Padua Pub Reception Hall in Padua. Roast turkey, ham, real mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, fresh corn, coleslaw, cranberries, dinner rolls, homemade pie and desserts. Take-outs available.

St. Mary’s Catholic

WILLMAR — The fall festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Willmar. Pulled pork meal, cantina with grilled food, music by Custom Made, bingo, country store, cake walk, bean bag tournament and games for all ages.

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Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at or phone 320-214-4341.
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