The 3rd annual St. Ann Fall Fest “Masked Edition” is set to be held Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this four-day event is a modified version of the original on-site 3-day festival, traditionally held at St. Ann Catholic Church and School, 6529 Stage Road, in Bartlett, Tenn. This newly created version of the St. Ann Fall Fest will be for this year only, and will return to its original form in 2021. Benefiting both the church and school, the events in this “Masked Edition” will feature a $10,000 Cash Raffle; Curbside To-Go Virtual Italian Dinner; Online Auction; Virtual 5K Run/Walk Race; Golf Tournament; and Bowling Tournament.
The $10,000 Cash Raffle will award one lucky winner $10,000 in CASH! Raffle tickets sell for $5 each and are available for sale online and at the church office. The drawing will be held on Oct. 18, 2020 after the 11:30 a.m. Mass (approximately 12:30 p.m.) at the St. Ann Catholic Church Courtyard.
The Curbside To-Go Virtual Italian Dinner will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at Coletta’s Italian Restaurant, 2850 Appling Road. Participants will pre-purchase Italian meals and pick up will be held between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The event will go Live from the St. Ann Fall Fest Facebook Page, whereby Rev. Ernie DeBlasio will give the official blessing of the food. The Voice’s and Memphis’ own Mandi Thomas will be on hand to perform some Opera and Italian classics. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.
The Online Auction will begin Thursday, Oct. 15 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 18. Items will be showcased at the Facebook Live Event at the Curbside To-Go Virtual Italian Dinner and bidding will be held on the St. Ann Fall Fest Website.
The Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at 8 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Course, 3049 Davies Plantation Rd, Lakeland, TN 38002. Four-person scrambles are available for $80 per person and include breakfast, cocktails, snacks and a box-lunch. The tournament will offer Hole-In-One contests, as well as other chances to win prizes. Awards will be given to first, second and third place teams. Registration is $80 per golfer and is available online.
A Virtual 5K will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 all day. Participants register online and run, walk or participate as a Spirit Runner (run in spirit) wherever they live. Be it Bartlett or the surrounding area, or another state or country, this event is open to all. Registration is $25 per person and will include a Fall Fest Masked Edition 5K Race T-Shirt!
A Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Open to anyone, the tournament will feature two divisions – scratch and handicap. Scratch is designed for the experienced bowler who generally averages close to 200 or better per game, while handicap is designed for those who are either recreational bowlers or those who average consistently under 150. Bowlers who average in between the two divisions may elect to bowl in either division, based on the skills of their other teammates.
This fundraiser will help make a difference in the lives of children seeking a Catholic education, and the parishioners of St. Ann! Hope to see you there!