A weekend filled with live music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 79th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 19, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 21.
The fun begins Friday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. with a fish fry followed by a Classic Car Cruise Night from 6 to 9 p.m. There will also be music by Hit N Run from 7 to 11 p.m.
Activities on Saturday, Aug. 20, will kick off at 1 p.m. and will include a pork chop dinner at 4 p.m., musical entertainment by Jonny Peresan from 1 to 3 p.m., a Drive Time Polka live remote with Ron Dombrowski from 3 to 7 p.m. There will be an encore performance by Hit N Run from 7 to 11 p.m. Parish volunteers will also be serving Annunciation's famous clam chowder throughout the day.
A Polish polka Mass featuring John Stanczyk & Rare Vintage will kick things off on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday's menu will include a chicken barbecue beginning at noon and another opportunity to sample Annunciation's chowder.
Dan McPartlan's Other Band will play from 12:30 to 3 p.m., followed by The Knewz Polka Band from 4 to 8 p.m. First responders and emergency vehicles will receive a special blessing outside the Church of the Annunciation at 1 p.m.
Annunciation's picnic will also feature cash raffles as well as opportunities to win a 24-month Ford Focus car lease or an amazing vacation package, a night on the town and more. Other highlights include theme baskets, games of chance, a food court, beer tent and the raffle of a handcrafted Amish quilt and a beautifully handcrafted wooden rocking horse and glider courtesy of Annunciation's St. Joseph Workers.
An indoor kids' carnival featuring carnival games, a bounce house, musical entertainment and lots of activities will be held all three days until 7 p.m.
For additional information visit www.annunciation.cc or call the parish office at 683-5254.