The first St. James Community Picnic on Saturday will be filled with a number of offerings for young and old.
The picnic includes food, live music, a beer garden and numerous fun family activities such as bouncy houses and face painting. The picnic is at the church’s Robinbrooke campus.
Beginning at 2 p.m., more than a dozen events are planed as part of the picnic, including a silent auction from 2 to8 p.m.
Mass is held inside the school gymnasium at 4 p.m. with dinner served from 4 to 7 p.m. that includes fried chicken and side items from Mark’s Feed Store. The cost for the meal is $10.
“Parish community picnics are historically community-wide events, and this will be no different,” said Mika Tyler, picnic chairwoman and St. James parishioner, in a news release. “We have a lot of exciting activities planned for all ages.”
Organizers encouraged those planning to enjoy the Heartland Parade Saturday morning and to continue the community celebration with the picnic.
“There has been so much excitement within our parish around this picnic coming together,” said The Very Rev. Martin Linebach, St. James pastor. “We are excited to build community within our own church and extend that to the entire Hardin County community, and we welcome everyone to join us for the fun and look forward to a great event.”
The event is supported by businesses in the community, including main sponsors Hardin County Honda, Wilson Manufacturing, Brown Funeral Home and Blue Ribbon Renovations.
Among the other events planned Saturday are face painting by Rachel’s Face Painting from 2 to 9 p.m., a video game truck and laser tag from 5 to 9 p.m., music by Laurie Jane and Cort Duggins from 2 to 4 p.m., music by Bar Nuns from 6 to 9 p.m. and raffle drawings starting at 9:15 p.m.
There also is a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m.
For more information on thie picnic follow the St. James Community Picnic Facebook page.