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Food is always a big attraction at community festivals. St. Ann School second grader Keira Gilboy, of Lower Macungie, enjoys her fries and chicken fingers at the St. Ann Church's annual fall fest held Sept. 5, 6 and 7. Food is always a big attraction at community festivals. St. Ann School second grader Keira Gilboy, of Lower Macungie, enjoys her fries and chicken fingers at the St. Ann Church's annual fall fest held Sept. 5, 6 and 7.
Jared Markowitz, of Macungie, is one of more than 100 church volunteers helping out at St. Ann's annual fall fest event on the church grounds last week. Jared Markowitz, of Macungie, is one of more than 100 church volunteers helping out at St. Ann's annual fall fest event on the church grounds last week.
St. Ann Church parishioner Helen Klucar, of Allentown, works to keep up with requests for potato pancakes at St. Ann's Fall Fest at the church campus Sept. 5, 6 and 7. St. Ann Church parishioner Helen Klucar, of Allentown, works to keep up with requests for potato pancakes at St. Ann's Fall Fest at the church campus Sept. 5, 6 and 7.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH Scouts from Cub Pack 80, which is affiliated with St. Ann Church, help staff the dime toss booth with candy bars as prizes for a lucky toss into bottles and cups. PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH Scouts from Cub Pack 80, which is affiliated with St. Ann Church, help staff the dime toss booth with candy bars as prizes for a lucky toss into bottles and cups.

St. Ann Church holds 31st annual fall festival

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

St. Ann Church had perfect fall weather last Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its 31st annual Fall Fest community festival.

Don Marron, of Lower Macungie Township, chairman of the event, said he believed the church festival is the longest continuously run community event in the Emmaus area. He said the annual festival draws thousands of visitors from throughout Lehigh Valley communities.

More than 100 parish volunteers cook and serve food, run games, raffles and events to benefit St. Ann Church. Marron said several volunteers have been workers for the event since its inception.

"We have other fundraising events during the year, but this is the only one that is held to solely support the church for operating funds and community outreach programs," Marron said.

Marron also noted that strong borough business and administrative support help make the annual event a success. He said the Emmaus Ambulance Corps each year provides first aid and medical coverage for the festival as a community service.

Marron said the event provides parishioners with a "tremendous opportunity for community fellowship, and our feedback from those who attend tells us the festival is equally appreciated by those who come here every year."