3rd Annual Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

cabriniThe 3rd Annual Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini will take place November 12th-15th. The Feast will be a fun-filled time for families to enjoy more than 25 carnival rides, food vendors, a cannoli eating contest, craft show, and free entertainment. This traditional religious street festival coincides with the Feast Day of St. Frances Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants, who lived to be 67 and started 67 institutions which included schools, hospitals, orphanages, and a religious order. Each day of the Feast will kick-off with a Procession, led by the church’s Pastor, Patrons and Friends of the Feast, and Ministries represented in the parish. Thursday evening will feature a VIP Wine and Cheese Reception and Fashion Show previewing the Cabrini Couture & Boutique at 7:00 p.m. This year’s Boutique will feature many unique items including a table by Spanish furniture maker, Francisco Hurtado; an Eden Mirror by designer David Bromstad; sports autographed memorabilia- including a football helmet signed by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins; beautiful glassware; designer clothing and accessories, and so much more. Tickets to the VIP Wine and Cheese Reception and Fashion Show are $10 and a special guest star will be on hand to wow participants. Friday evening will feature “Cabrini’s Got Talent,” showcasing local individuals competing to win first place. Saturday’s entertainment will include Little Miss Dynamite, Karen Kallin with the voices of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Lesley Gore and many more from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Gypsy Star Band from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Father Eric’s Band from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Armbands for one day unlimited rides are $15 in advance. Tickets and armbands can be purchased throughout October at the church located at 5030 Mariner Blvd in Spring Hill. For more information please visit www.stfrances.org or call the parish office at 352-683-9666.

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