St. Paul’s Pine River hosts three-day party
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pine River will present a three-day “Party on P” event June 19-21 on the church grounds, W2604 Cty. P. There is something for everyone during this weekend.
Music Friday will be provided from 7-10 p.m. by gospel group Without Excuse from Kronenwetter. This group has been asked to play at Life Fest, the nation’s second largest gospel rock venue. Merrill’s own Debbie Merkel will perform between sets by Without Excuse. Gate ticket prices will be $10. A full concesssion will be offered. No carry-ins, please.
On Saturday, a double-elimination Bean Bag Tournament starts at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $20 per two-person team with 80% payback. For information and to sign up your team, call Pat at 715-574-2295. Kids games, a bounce house and big slide will be open.
Variety country band Led West will play Saturday night from 7-11:30 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure.
On Sunday, start you Father’s Day celebrations with the outdoor (under the Big Top tent) worship service at 10 a.m. with music provided by 4 for Him quartet from Merrill and Pastor Greg Laska. Following the worship service is the world famous BBQ chicken dinner served in the Gordy Brandt Fellowship Hall for $10 per plate. Andy Grawien will be playing for your enjoyment during the meal, followed by a home baked pie auction with Pastor Laska being the auctioneer. The 2nd Edition Polka Band will provide music for the afternoon under the big top tent. Bingo is offered in the Gordy Brandt Fellowship Hall from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Children games and small prizes are offered all day Saturday and Sunday after the worship service. A bounce house is included.
The concession stand will be open for all events featuring hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, ice cream, chips, soda, water and beer.
Raffle winners will be announced Sunday. The top prize is a freezer that comes with a half pig and a quarter beef. Other prizes include a curio cabinet, large quilt, cash prizes and firewood.
This is the fifth year of the Party on P, and the first year the event has been extended to three days. The St. Paul’s grounds have undergone a transformation over the past year with the removal of the former school building and expansion of green space and parking lot. A permanent concessions building has also been constructed and electrical service to the outdoor areas has been added.
A committee of church members organizes the event, with volunteers coming from the St. Paul’s congregation as well as the Luther Memorial congregation in Gleason.