Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church will present its 27th annual Labor Day Festival on Monday.
"For 27 years, the church has been bringing the community together with its popular festival, which is like a really big family picnic with over 10,000 of your closest friends and relatives," said organizers. "Moms and dads can enjoy playing a variety of 30 games and winning prizes with their children.The tradition is to provide each player with a prize for playing."
Folks can enjoy food, including ribs, chicken, turkey legs, and sweets.
"Guests will find some extraordinary bargains in the gigantic trash-n-treasure sale and will enjoy shopping at the country store and over 50 arts-n-crafts booths, as well as bidding on numerous items in the silent auction. Also, the Coca-Cola Stage will feature some of the finest singers, dancers and musicians from the Birmingham area."
Guests will also be able to donate the gift of life. They can give blood at the Life South Community Blood Bank's mobile unit. "The parish is proud to report that more than 300 pints of blood have been collected over the last seven years," according to organizers.
They say proceeds from the festival are used to support the ongoing operation of the parish and its community-oriented ministries and programs. "The church will be tithing a portion of the net proceeds to the Birmingham Optimist Youth Foundation (a 501(c)3 corporation) to support the Optimist Clubs of Birmingham and Leeds Kards for Kids Christmas gift card program to benefit over 500 foster teens in Jefferson County."
Our Lady of Lourdes is located at 980 Huffman Road, Birmingham and is accessible via Parkway East or Huffman Road. The church's phone number is 205-836-2274. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.