Thank you to all for a very successful Parish Festival!!


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making the 5th Annual St. Andre Bessette Parish Festival a huge success.  This major fundraiser involved the efforts of many parishioners and friends and I would like to express my gratitude to all of you.  The festival was planned by a committee of hard-working and dedicated individuals.  Without all of you, I would not have been able to plan and organize such a successful event.  I would like, at this time, to recognize and express my thanks to the Festival 2016 Committee and Chairmen for giving me your time, energy, talent and expertise. 

Co Chairperson:                Maria Valdez

Treasurers:    Irene O’Connor, Denise Balogh, Carmen Stewart,

Patty Carmona, Dolores Edwards & Rebecca Krzemien

Big Ticket:                                                            Penny Blevins

Button Lotto:                                                     Nancy DeLeon

Quilt Raffle:                                                        Patricia Hellar

Special Raffle:                          Gloria Regorrah & Alice Kirejczyk

Game and Food Tickets:         Irene Bailey & Adelle Horton

Carnival Rides:                         Travis & Rachel Greer

Country Store:                                                  Carolina Andrade

Bingo:                                                                   Stanley Hill

Bar:                                        Chuck Hunter & Mary Anne Legarski

Mixed Drinks:                                    Bob Hellar

American Food:           Karen Woytowicz & Christine Jankowski

Mexican Food:       

Teresa Shekerdemian, Tina Hernandez & Ramon Hernandez

Polish Food:                           Kathy Franz & Michael Franz

Bake Sale:              Marianne Cialkowski & Anna Mae Derome

Ice Cream:                    Gloria Kramer & Faith Dzwigalski


Sharon Resst, Denise Balogh, Cindy Firlik & Mary Vozniak

Evangelization:                                                  Patrick Stewart

Children’s  Games:                                          Amber Sammons

Face Painting, Henna & Balloon Art:

Peggy Hernandez, Rick Hernandez & Colin Franz

Dime Toss:                                                          Sandra Matta

Used Book Sale:                                               Carmen Mares

Usher’s Society Raffle:         Fran Didur & Fernando Contreras

Sponsor Posters:                   Rita Castorena & Robert Hellar

Set-Up/Clean-Up:                                           Bart Amores

Dance Floor:                                       Ken Fore

Flyers & Signs:                                   Dave Rzucidlo

Electricians:                          Ron Edwards & Chuck Hunter

Security:               Marty Balogh, Mike Meekins & Ken Fore


Thank you also to the Parish Staff especially Sharon Resst, Rick Kwiatkowski and Gladys Roldan for all of their hard work behind the scenes and patiently dealing with my many demands.  And finally, thank you to Fr. Okeke for believing in me and granting me the opportunity to be the Chairperson for the 5th Annual St. Andre Bessette Parish Festival.   It is quite evident what hard work and dedication can produce. Thank you again to all of you; our parish is deeply blessed and fortunate to have all of you.  I am already working on and looking forward to Festival 2017!


God Bless! Robert G. Hellar, Festival 2016 Chairman




5th Annual Festival

September 9 - 10 - 11, 2016

$3,000.00 GRAND RAFFLE

Raffle Winners:

1st Prize - $3,000 - Ann Henson

2nd Prize - $1000 - Barb Fetter

3rd Prize - $700 - Salvador Hernandez

4th Prize - $400 - Elias Garcia

5th Prize - $200 - Maribelle Lopez

6th - 10th Prizes - $100 - Vicki Bedo, Rio O'Connor, Luis Guterriez, Anna DeRome,

Liz Crowell