Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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September 27, 2013

Holy Family September Fest begins today

ASHLAND — With the grounds of Holy Family Church and School transformed into an autumn wonderland, the annual Septemberfest celebration gets under way today as members of the classes of 1962 and 1963 return to Ashland for a reunion.

The fall festival features “Local vendors, German fare, burgers, brats, live entertainment, a rock wall, inflatables and much more,” according to Holy Family Director of Development Rhonda Suman, who added the celebration will have a variety of activities for people of all ages.

The festival officially begins at 4 p.m. today, with a reunion mixer scheduled for 7 p.m. The event continues Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a 5K Run starting at 7:30 a.m. (on site registration starts at 6:30 a.m.); a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 8:30 a.m.; a car show from 4 to 10 p.m. with entertainment by the Alpen Land Band; a reunion dinner at 6:30 p.m.; and an ’80s-theme “99 Balloons” teen dance kicking off at 7 p.m.

German dinners will be served from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday with menu items including bratwurst/sauerkraut, mettwurst/sauerkraut, fried bologna/sauerkraut served with German potato salad, German coleslaw and dinner rolls.

Holy Family Septemberfest continues Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. with a pig roast, in addition to a cornhole tournament starting at 1 p.m. The final day of the festival will include a cakewalk, chick races and family-fun Olympics in addition to games and activities, silent auctions and a “Yearlong raffle drawing” at 4 p.m.

Holy Family School is at 932 Winchester Ave. in Ashland. Proceeds benefit Holy Family Church and School. Admission is $12 for a day or $20 for a weekend wristband. For a complete list of Holy Family Septemberfest weekend events, go to hfseptemberfest.weebly.com.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com.

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