“Cooking up a Good Time” to be held October 5, 6, & 7, 2018

St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle will host its annual FESTIVAL OF FRIENDS Oct. 5, 6, and 7, 2018. Bring the whole family for a full weekend of great food, fun games, and entertainment for the whole family hosted on the grounds of St. Theresa Middle, 1022 N. Burnside, Gonzales.

The St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle Festival of Friends has a family-oriented atmosphere. Everywhere throughout the three-day event, individual families relax and enjoy each other’s company as part of our greater St. John Primary/St. Theresa Middle school family. Children run around riding the rides, playing games, performing their fair acts, and eating the delicious food available. Parents and grandparents watch fair acts, shop the country store, and enjoy great food while doing their own part to support our school community.

Along with the great food, rides, and games, special attractions this year will be:

Warrior Color Bash (Fun Run) – Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:45 a.m. The weekend before the Festival of Friends, join us for some added excitement this year at the half-mile fun run or the two-mile walk/run. Whether walking or running, be prepared to get messy while colored powder is showered on all participants. Our white race shirts will transform into an array of bright colors. Register online at www.sjp-sta.org.

Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cook-Off – Sat., Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. Young chefs are invited to come cook up a good time! Students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade are invited to enter the cooking competition fun. Deadline to enter is Sept. 28.

Ride bracelets may be purchased online at www.sjp-sta.org.

Country Store - featuring hand-crafted items for all ages including gifts!


Friday - D.J. – Mike Waguespack

Saturday - Fair Acts by students and music by D.J. – Mike Waguespack

Sunday - Fair Acts by students and music by D.J. – Mike Waguespack

Festival Times:

Friday, Oct. 5 –– 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6 –– 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7 –– 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

One of the most important blessings we have as a school community is the willingness of parents and staff to come together to cultivate and support the wonderful academic and nurturing environment of St. John Primary/ St. Theresa Middle. The fair not only raises much needed finances for maintaining school programs and grounds, it helps our school family come together in a caring atmosphere that is a snapshot of how our school community sustains its successful partnership.

Contributed by Festival of Friends