Anyone walking by the stained glass windows of St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church at 317 Broad St., Georgetown, might get to hear brothers Mike and Tom Macedo singing the hymn “Table of Plenty.”
Anyone walking into the courtyard and parish hall during Georgetown’s Wooden Boat Show on October 19 will definitely get more than that.
Under the leadership of Father Richard Wilson, committee chair Barbara Mathis is working with Annamarie and Eddie Ferris and other St. Mary volunteers to prepare a Fall Festival that offers something for everybody.
“This year we’ll have hotdogs, chili dogs, green beans, Mexican food, chips, drinks, and of course, purlieu,” said Mathis, “and that’s just the food.”
The church will also offer its baked goods sale, plant sale, face-painting and a pumpkin patch craft for children. The popular indoor yard sale will be held inside the St. Mary Parish Hall and the silent auction will feature local gifts and services. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Live music is expected from 11 a.m. to noon with a Spanish cultural dance scheduled for noon.
“I look forward to seeing people fill their arms and bags with things they can afford,” remarked Mathis, adding that she often hears shoppers say, “That was fun” while they head back to the boat show on Front Street.
Sometimes they even return for 5 p.m. Mass.
The historic St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church and grounds are located at the intersection of Broad and Highmarket Street. The office telephone number is (843) 546-7416.