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Celebrating fall at St. Rita's

Alaina Post (center) is fascinated by getting close to the ducks at the petting zoo while being backed up by her father, Mike. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)1 / 4
Sidney Zavoral throws a tennis ball at a tower of metal bottles. With the throw, she knocked them all down and got a prize at one of the games in the children's game tent. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)2 / 4
Zach Knickel warms up on an elliptical machine to be sold. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)3 / 4
Tim Hofmann takes on Meghan Knutson in a game of basketball near the children's game tent. The first one to reach 21 completed shots won. Knutson bested Hofmann to win. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)4 / 4

It was impossible not to find something interesting to do at the St. Rita's Catholic Church Fall Festival in Cottage Grove on Sunday.

Most festivals and fundraisers have silent auctions, but St. Rita's held a live one on Sunday afternoon. From exercise equipment to a kitchen stove, there was plenty to bid on while eating a funnel cake or one of the baked goods on sale.

Highlights for the children included a petting zoo, cake walk and games with prizes.

And it turned out to be a lovely sunny fall day even though the forecast called for cloudy and cold weather.

Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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