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St. Anthony's Festival bringing the community and families together

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A little bit of heat didn’t stop hundreds from stopping out to Saint Anthony’s parish festival. A little bit of heat didn’t stop hundreds from stopping out to Saint Anthony’s parish festival.

The Columbus Grove community comes together to support the Saint Anthony Parish.

A little bit of heat didn’t stop hundreds from stopping out to Saint Anthony’s parish festival.  This annual tradition was full of activities for all ages like kids games and rides, bingo and raffles. But according to Father David Ritchie, who recently moved back to the area to take over the parish, he says the festival is more than a fundraiser for the church, but a way to bring people together.

Fr. David Ritchie of St. Anthony of Padua says, “It's about community, bringing people together.  When I look, and I have been at bigger parishes with lots of festival stuff, but when I look at these people who have put their blood sweat volunteer hours, and they have it down to a science.  I mean they know exactly what to do and how to it, brings in the community and it brings in people from all over.

Besides the parish, the big winner of the night will be the lucky person whose ticket gets drawn for their choice of $20 thousand towards a brand new car or 15 thousand dollars cash. 

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