My Festival, Your Festival, Our Festival

Chairperson Opportunites for 2018 and 2019

The 2018 St. Mary Parish Festival will be held July 13th, 14th, and 15th. We are already holding meetings and getting prepared for this year’s event. One of our biggest challenges each year is identifying people who are willing to be a chairperson for an area or responsibility. In addition to the two chairperson positions, there are nearly thirty areas that require one or more individuals to lead.

We have been very fortunate in that so many people have been willing to chair their areas for many years; many have done so for over ten years and some for more than twenty. That dedication is admirable, but we can’t expect these same people to be in charge forever. We have several immediate openings for this year but we also need to identify people who will be willing to take on a chairperson’s responsibilities within the next few years to replace the inevitable retirements. The necessity of finding people to be chairpersons cannot be overemphasized. Without people willing to head up these areas of responsibility, at some point, we will not be able to have a festival.

Being a chairperson does not mean you have to do it all by yourself. Many areas have multiple people in charge. This is a great way to spread the work load, so find another individual or couple to help out.

2018 Chairperson Positions

Calling all Kings and Queens of the Kitchen!
Is food your love language? Would you help us spread some love?

The individual(s) in charge of this area will be responsible for running our grill operation/

This role is responsible for making pizzas and fried mozzarella sticks.

Looking Ahead...Chairperson Positions which will be vacant in 2019

In Need of Those Who Know When and Where to Spark!
If you are the go-to guy or gal who knows how to keep the lights on, the refrigerators humming, and the music booming, we need you!

Bruce Czajka has led this area for many years and decided this will be his last year. We are looking for someone to work with Bruce this year and then be able to take over in 2019.

It's All About Location...
Looking for locations for yard advertising signs.

This year we would like to find more locations where we can place our yard signs to advertise the festival and its dates. Specifically, we want to add some sites east of Hyw. 100 on several of the key east/west streets such as Edgerton, Grange, College, Rawson or Drexel. If you have a home or business with good visibility on one of those streets and don’t mind having a yard sign up for a few weeks, please let us know.

What Are Your Gifts?
Tell us what you love to do and we'll find a way to incorporate your talents!

If you are interested in any of the positions for this year or have a willingness to get involved in the near future, please call Bob or Dave.

We are happy to talk with anyone who is willing to take on a position of responsibility for the festival. There are many ways in which one could get involved, we are sure we can find a match for your talents and interests.


2018 Volunteer Sign-up

Beat the crowd and sign-up early.
Your efforts are greatly appreciated!



Bob Coleman
(414) 510-1869

Dave Lownik
(414) 702-1253