St. John Primary and St. Theresa School to hold annual 'Festival of Friends' set Oct.5-7

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Claire Pizzalato and Taylor Cuccia, from left, stop and pose for the camera during last year's Festival of Friends.

St. John Primary and St. Theresa School will hold its annual "Festival of Friends" Oct. 5-7, at 212 East New River Street, Gonzales. The festival will feature a $1,000 raffle drawing on Saturday and Sunday with tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. They may be purchased from any St. John Primary/St. Theresa School student or on the fair grounds during the event.

Special Attractions:

• "Ride Specials" and Championship Cooks throughout the weekend!

• Friday night is Seafood Night: Crawfish Fettucini, Crawfish Etouffee, Catfish Theresa, Fried Fish; also available will be Chicken Fingers, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza and Funnel Cakes.

• Saturday and Sunday: Fried Fish, Chicken Fingers, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Jambalaya, Pastalaya Gumbo, Chicken Spaghetti and much more.

• Sunday only: Bar-B-Que Chicken


• Friday, Oct. 5, music by Wade Lambert 6-10 p.m.

• Saturday, Oct. 6, music by D.J. Wade Lambert - Class acts performed by students and LSU game (on big screen TV) night game only.

• Sunday, Oct. 7, Music by D.J. Wade Lambert- Class acts performed by students.

There will be a "Country Store" throughout the weekend with handcrafted items for all ages. Including Halloween and Christmas gifts.

Games: Warrior Wheel, Darts, Ring A Bat, Football Throw, Go Fish, Putt-Putt, Spin Art, Mini Bingo and Washer Board Game.

Silent Auction - Donated items and gift certificates

Fun Run - Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 a.m. (All participants should meet in the parking lot across from the St. Theresa Catholic Church).

Jambalaya Mini Pot Cooking Contest – Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.n.-noon. St. John Primary or St. Theresa students and former graduates, 9th-12th grades only.

Festival Times:

• Friday, Oct. 5, 6-10:30 p.m.

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

• Sunday, Oct. 7, 11a.m.- 6:30 p.m.

The festival is alcohol free.

For more information, call Barbara Melancon at (225) 647-8035