– Northern Wayne County will be bustling with activity this weekend.
This Saturday, the St. Julianna's Rock Lake Picnic will be taking place at the church, Route 247 North, Creamton Drive.
It is sponsored by St. Katherine Drexel's Parish.
St. Julianna's Church is 175 years old and the picnic has been taking place for around 150 years.
“It's pretty successful,” said Rose Ignatovich, who is in charge of the event. “The numbers keep going up each year with dinners.”
She said last year there were 730 dinners sold.
“It's a fun time,” Ignatovich stated. “You get to meet a lot of old friends. A lot of families come for reunions.
“It's a nice, down home country, simple day. There's ample parking and plenty of seating.
“We hope to see everyone come out and support us.”
There will be a family style ham and turkey dinner available from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults are $11 and children are $5.
It is an all you can eat dinner. Food includes ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, biscuits, homemade pie and rolls.
Take-outs are also available until 3 p.m.
There will be a flea market from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. as well as bingo, games and prizes.
Supper will also be served starting at 5 p.m. It is a pay for what you want meal.
A mass will take place at 7 p.m. Square dancing will follow from 8-11 p.m. Music is being donated by Ed Howell.
“This is our largest fundraiser for the parish,” said Ignatovich. “The money goes back to the parish and is used for maintenance, insurance and all of our expenses to keep running.”