Parishes excited for Georgetown event


GEORGETOWN — It’s a homecoming celebration at St. Patrick Parish with the annual God’s Portion Day weekend set for Sept. 5-6.
Festivities begin Sept. 5 with the sixth annual Georgetown Open golf tournament at Albia Golf and Leisure. The tourney begins with check-in at 9:15 a.m. and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Sign up a four-player team at $35 per person, or sponsor a hole at $30.
On Sept. 6 Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Returning for their class anniversaries will be graduates or their representatives of the years of 1925, 1935, 1945 and 1955 from Georgetown High School. Georgetown natives of the classes of 1965, 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005 from Albia Community High School will also be honored.
Fried chicken and roast beef dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parish hall. Sides for the meal are green beans, homegrown sweet corn, salads, tomatoes, pickles and rolls. A dessert table also is available. Cost is $10 for adults 12 years and older and $5 for children. Carry-outs (for pick-up or delivery) may be ordered until 5 p.m. Sept. 5 by calling Linda Marquesen at (641) 931-0085 or Collette Mahoney at (641) 799-6327. A delivery service is available for those unable to pick up their meal.
A parking team will help visitors this year with golf cart shuttle rides and assistance. Pick-ups for the dinner should be made at the back door of the parish hall.
Children will be entertained with games and adults can visit the country store.“A Taste of Georgetown” returns with homegrown, homemade or home-crafted items bearing an identifying tag.
Live auction begins at 1:30 p.m. on the church’s south grounds. Rain site is the parish hall. Some items include a T-shirt Irish Quilt composed of old souvenir shirts from Georgetown created by Lisa Hermsen and Kathy Brown, two hand carvings of the church setting created by Dave Rohwer and donated by Nite Gallery, a snow scene of the current church grounds framed in woodwork from the former buildings on the grounds, and a snow scene of Georgetown framed in contemporary style. Also up for bid are metallic signs with some familiar family names created by Krazy Metal Art, a barn quilt, and a bench made from old doors by Deb Zaputil.
Among new souvenir items this year is a pennant with “Georgetown Roots” displaying a picture of the church. New gray hoodies with an Irish decal and sequin Irish berets and other smaller items are available.
Native son Edward Lahart has again provided a raffle grand prize of accommodations for up to six people for one week of your choice. Select from among 3,700 worldwide destination resorts from Outfield Marketing.Other prizes include a $250 package at Honey Creek Resort, $100 certificate from Jim and Charlie’s Affiliated Foods, $100 certificate from Hy-Vee donated by the Albia Hy-Vee and two $100 cash prizes.All parishioners have raffle tickets for sale at $2 each.
Late in the day a lawn social celebrates the event’s success. Pork and roast beef sandwiches and brats will be sold as the auction continues and visitors await the raffle drawing. Grounds close at 9 p.m.
For any questions or concerns, contact Sharon Crall at (641) 932-5589 or (641) 932-5961.

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