DOYLESTOWN – The second annual Octoberfest hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Doylestown, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the gymnasium. Special attention will go to parishioners serving in the military. At any time Our Lady of Mount Carmel has more than 30 active military members.
The Bucks County Veterans Association has been invited to coordinate the collection of new and clean used winter jackets, hats and gloves to be distributed to area veterans in need. The Manion Foundation, started by the family of Travis Manion, parishioner, son, brother, friend and soldier lost in the Iraq war, will attend. The parish honors all those lost in conflict.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 52 will set up the event and clean up using pumpkins, corn stalks, scare crows, mums and Indian corn decorations donated by the Produce Connection. Eagle Scout candidate Anthony Gradwall will operate a Wii gaming station to raise funds for the parish rosary group’s Dec. 28 production of Johann Michael Haydn’s “Mass of the Holy Innocents.”
The State Street Junction barbershop quartet opens the evening with song. They are followed by the Octoberfest band playing polkas, waltzes and other dance music.
Justfoods in Buckingham will serve foods including sandwiches, salads and desserts. The Knights of Columbus will offer a variety of cold and hot drinks.
The children’s liturgy group features face painting and making corn husk dolls. The St. Vincent DePaul Society features a children’s coloring station plus apple bobbing, bean bag toss and barrel hoops for the family.
The Ladies of Mount Carmel will be taking advanced orders for their Christmas wreaths. The parish nurses are offering free blood pressure checks and the parish blood drive will accept reservations for their next drive. The parish is the largest contributor to the area blood banks.
For more information about the day’s events call 215-348-4190.