Feast Of St. Anthony Starts June 5th
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: April 26, 2014 @ 8:25 PM EDT
The Church of the Assumption’s annual St. Anthony Italian Family Feast returns for its 14th year and runs from June 5th to June 8th. The four days will offer delicious homemade cooking, an Italian style Café, food venders, a beer & wine garden, entertainment, and music, amusements, and games. The event, located on the Church grounds at 113 Chiego Place, will begin on Thursday from 6 p.m. 10 p.m., Friday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
New this year to the Feast will be an appearance by The Papermill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir on Thursday at the opening ceremony. There will also be a variety of local dance and karate studios performing, The Jersey Shades Band will be playing, singer Eric Delauro will do a Sinatra Tribute. There will also be a poetry program presented by Roselle Park’s Poet Laureate, Leona M Seufert at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Also, on Thursday from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Magic 98.3FM Radio will be on-hand and on Saturday from 6 p.m. -8 p.m., the NJ 101.5 Big Yellow Prize Van will make an appearance.
The Feast is also a faith-oriented celebration where, after the Sunday Noon Mass there will be a traditional procession through the streets with the statue of St. Anthony accompanied with music by the Metropolitan Festival Band. The 100-year-old statue of St. Anthony, that was part of the parish when founded in 1907, will be the center piece of the procession.
Pre-sale ride tickets will be available after all masses starting in May with a discounted price of $12 per sheet of 15 tickets (a 36% savings). On June 5th, the first day of the Feast, will be a “Pay-One-Price” wristband night where $25 wristband will be good for unlimited rides that night – these tickets are not available during the pre-sale period.
There will also be nightly 50/50′s and a Super 50/50, the latter will have its drawing at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 8th. This event is the single largest fundraiser for the parish.