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St. Cecilia Church at 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051 US - Home

IT'S FESTIVAL TIME!!!


There are many reasons to love St. Cecilia Parish and one of them is the Labor Day Festival! Every year friends and family near and far come to Independence, KY  to enjoy the BEST Church Festival in NKY.

St C Fest Crowd 2

Our Festival will be held from Saturday, Aug. 30th, through Monday, Sept. 1st During three days of family-  friendly fun, our St. Cecilia Labor Day Festival will feature 1980s rock-and-roll with Night Ranger, a band that had eight chart-topping  hits.

In an article published by the Community Press, Cherri Pretty, (Festival Chair) stated "Night Ranger is probably the largest band we've ever had. Hopefully, they deliver the largest crowd.”

Festival hours and free concert times vary each day of the festival. A full schedule and more information is available online at www.stcfest.com.

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 30, with a performance at 8:15 by the Rusty Griswolds, an '80s cover band known throughout Greater Cincinnati, followed by the annual Brandon Garnett Memorial Fireworks.

The festival is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Aug. 31, and Night Ranger with special guest Shock Hazard will begin at 7 p.m. "With over 30 years in the business, and more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, Night Ranger will be amazing," said Pretty.

Monday, Sept. 1, will be the event's Family Day, which will include the traditional chicken dinner, as well as country and classic rock music from 2-4 p.m. from Kentucky Myle, piano-driven rock from 5-6:30 p.m. with Gabe Dixon, and '50s and '60s rock-and-roll-revue from 7-9 p.m. with the Van-Dells.

Admission to the festival is free, but tickets are available for $25 each to participate in the grand raffle, in which the winner can choose between $40,000 cash or a 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe Z51.

"We always have a new food booth each year. This year we should have gyros in addition to some of the festival favorites," said Pretty.

One of the new larger rides is the "Kite Flyer," she said, which is a tween-age ride where the participant gets strapped in lying down and "flies around."

Proceeds from the festival benefit St. Cecilia's Church and School, which are raising funds to build a gymnasium and a Parish Life Center.

"We're really excited about this year," said Pretty. "We have bigger entertainment than we've ever had, and we've got an awesome car. We're really trying to deliver the gymnasium for the school. It's going to be a great time."  (To read the Community Press article in full visit: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/local/independence/2014/08/25/stcecilia-festival/14574019/)

Please make PLANS to join us this weekend!!!



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