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St. Rita Fall Festival runs this weekend

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St. Rita Catholic Church will host their annual Fall Festival this weekend at 8694 80th St. South in Cottage Grove. The festival features food, bingo, meat raffles, a farmer’s market and country store. It begins at 9 a.m. Friday with a large-scale indoor garage sale.
Saturday’s events include a 4 K and 1K Run/Walk, registration at 8 am, race at 9 a.m. A silent auction runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a Polka Mass at 5 p.m. and a chicken dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Members and non-members are welcome to sing, croon or rap in the open Karaoke Competition which runs 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s events include kids games, face painting, open talent competition and Viking/Packer Tailgate Party with prizes for the best dressed in team colors for both teams. St. Rita is located at For more information, contact Pat Kotnour at 651-438-3695 or visit
William Loeffler

William Loeffler is a playwright and journalist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He worked 15 years writing features for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has also written travel stories based on his trips to all seven continents. He and his wife, Michelle, ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. 

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