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Posted on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 : 2:03 p.m.

Old St. Patrick Church marks Labor Day weekend with annual festival Saturday and Sunday

By Roger LeLievre

Over the years, the annual Old St. Patrick Labor Day Weekend Festival has become a kind of unofficial end-of-summer party held on the grounds of the Old St. Patrick Catholic Church in the rural Ann Arbor-Whitmore Lake area.

This year’s event - Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. both days - should be no exception, with plenty of music, food and fun for all ages.

Saturday’s line-up includes a Polish fare dinner (3 p.m. until the food is gone), plus music by the country/classic rock group the Rewired Band from 7-11 p.m.

On Sunday, feast on a barbecue chicken dinner (noon till gone) and participate in a pie-baking contest. Dearborn polka band The Kielbasa Kings kick off the musical menu (2-6 p.m.), followed by blues band Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies (7-11 p.m.), who always manage to keep a floor packed with boppers, rockers, two-steppers and swing-dancers.

Other activities including a petting zoo, face painting, inflatables, raffles, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, a cake walk and more.

Also, admission is free, and beer and wine will be available. Sounds like all the ingredients needed for a perfect summer party.

Old St. Patrick Catholic Church, 5671 Whitmore Lake Road, Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1; noon-11 p.m. both days. Admission is free. Details at www. or734-662-8141.


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Wed, Aug 28, 2013 : 1:29 p.m.

Love Billy Mack & the Juke Joint Johnnies!