Lawn Fete remains popular tradition for Holy Family Parish

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 August 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Rev. Richard Csizmar, pastor of Holy Family Parish, tosses a ring towards wine bottles. Csizmar won at least six of the bottles due to his accurate tosses. He gave them to family members.

Tony Navarra, left, and Kevin Sheehan work the game.

There was a crowd of at least 300 people at the Elk Club grounds on Sunday for the annual Lawn Fete for the church, where the community enjoyed food, games, raffles and music.

‘It’s a small-town thing,” Csizmar said about the Lawn Fete. “It gets people together. That’s the main thing.”

Sausage and peppers are grilled and ready to eat.

The line of cooks for the sauage, hot dogs and cheeseburgers includes, from left: Greg Metz, his son Corey Metz, Tim Adduci and Mike Grabowski.

Jean Shervin, left, and Michele Grabowski cook up some fried dough. Uncle Sal’s in Albion donated 50 pounds of dough for the popular treat at the Lawn Fete.

Mary Ann Tillman wears an apron about her “Famous Polish Bread.” The Lawn Fete started at noon and the bread was quickly gone. Mary Ann’s daughter gave her the apron, using a photo of Mary Ann from the Lawn Fete two years ago when she was pictured on the Orleans Hub.

There were 52 raffle baskets at the Lawn Fete. The event usually raises about $18,000 for the parish.