BALLINGER - The St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host the annual fall festival Sunday September 17. The theme for the annual fundraising event this year is "Autumn Blest"

BALLINGER - The St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church will host the annual fall festival Sunday September 17. The theme for the annual fundraising event this year is "Autumn Blest"

The festivities get underway at 11 a.m. with a barbecue brisket lunch, which also includes sausage, new potatoes, pinto beans, iced tea and dessert. The cost of the lunch is $10 and drive-through and dine in plates will be available. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Visitors can browse through the "Country Store" which will feature a variety of handcrafted items. There will be games for children including a "Bounce Castle" and an "Air Slide." The live auction begins at 12:30 p.m. Folks can also enjoy Bingo which will be conducted in the air conditioned St. Hubert's Pastoral Center.

Other fundraisers will be ongoing including a raffle for a handmade quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The main raffle items include a half side of beef, a new iPad or a $250 gift card. Tickets are $5 each for this raffle. Those who purchase tickets need not be present to win.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Autumn Blest Fall Festival. Please contact St. Mary Star of the Sea parish office at (325)365-2687 for more information.