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Annual Annunciation Church picnic to feature music, food and giveaways

Jun 4, 2018 | Entertainment

All roads will lead to the 81st annual Annunciation Church Picnic to take place Aug. 17-19 at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, just five miles east of Transit Road. Weekend highlights will include live music, classic cars, numerous raffles, delicious food offerings, a beer tent and much more!

The fun begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, with a delicious fish fry, a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit N’ Run under the beer tent from 7 to 11 p.m.

Festivities on Saturday, Aug. 18, kick off at 1 p.m. and include a pork chop dinner at 4 p.m., musical entertainment by Jonny Peresan from 1 to 3 p.m., a Drive Time Polka live remote broadcast from 3 to 7 p.m., and music by Nerds Gone Wild from 7 to 11 p.m. Parish volunteers will also be serving Annunciation’s famous clam chowder throughout the day! Following a 5 p.m. Mass featuring POP Culture teen musicians, a special blessing of motorcycles and riders will take place outside the church at 6:15 p.m. 

A Polish Polka Mass at 11 a.m. featuring John Stanczyk & Rare Vintage will kick things off on Sunday, Aug. 19. Sunday’s menu will include a Wendel’s chicken barbecue beginning at noon and another opportunity to sample Annunciation’s famous clam chowder. The Knewz will perform from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., followed by The Roadrunners Band from 5 to 8 p.m. First responders and emergency vehicles will receive a special blessing outside the church at 1 p.m. 

Annunciation’s picnic will also feature an opportunity to win a cash prize of $5,000, car lease or an amazing vacation package! Other picnic prizes and highlights will include a night on the town raffle, a handcrafted Amish quilt, theme baskets, grocery drawings, pull tabs, food court and much more.

A kids’ area featuring carnival games, a bounce house, musical entertainment and lots of activities will be open all three days until 7 p.m.

Plenty of free parking will be available in three spacious parking lots. For additional information, please visit www.annunciation.cc or call the parish office at 683-5254.

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