Good country eating doesn’t get any better than the array of offerings at our Clinton County Church suppers. No wonder, we plot and plan and cook for weeks to make each and every one a deliciously fun day. So pack your appetite and head out to one of these time-honored events.
June 18, 2016
St. Dominic Catholic Church
493 N. Second Street, Breese, IL
Dinner: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Mass: 4:30 p.m.
Quilt bingo: 6:30
$10/adults, $5/children 6-12 years, children under 5/free
Good eating is mixed with a heavy dose of fun at this annual picnic. Find fried chicken and roast beef dinners with an array of homemade sides dishes, plus desserts that you can eat in or carry out. The “I Dood It” game is a popular draw for participants and spectators of all ages. Also scheduled are quilt bingo, a cake wheel, kids games and inflatables, and a beer garden.
June 28, 2016
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
451 West Third Street, Beckemeyer, IL
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Quilt Bingo: 7:00 p.m.
The specialty here is a delicious chicken and mostaccioli dinner. Though food is the highlight, the picnic also features games, and a little something for every age.
July 26, 2016
St. Boniface Catholic Church
306 Munster Street, Germantown, IL
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Make it a weekend of good food and good times by hitting this annual feast of delicious chicken dinner and all the fixings. Look for quilt bingo, raffles, games, rides and more!
July 30, 2016
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
218 West Kentucky Street, Trenton, IL
Dinner: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Dine in, 3-6; carry-outs, 3-7)
Craft and Vendor Fair, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Mass: 4:00 p.m.
Activities/entertainment: 6:00 p.m. – Midnight
Roast pork joins chicken on the dinner menu at St. Mary’s popular picnic, served in the air-conditioned hall. A Craft and Vendor Fair will be held in the school building (also air-conditioned) starting at 3. You can enjoy quilt bingo in the hall, plus a bounce house, blowup slide, nerf shooting arcade, and additional entertainment for kids of all ages on the parish grounds.
August 6, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
251 South Clinton, Aviston, IL
3:30 p.m. – Midnight
Mass: 4:00 p.m.
Quilt bingo: 6:30 p.m.
Feast on fried chicken and/or roast beef dinners, and follow it up with a festive margarita (served on the grounds). In addition to quilt bingo, there will be over 250 unique baskets in the basket booth. Multiple raffles, rides for the children and an “I DOOD IT” booth add to the amusement.
August 13, 2016
St. George’s Catholic Church
200 North 3rd Street, New Baden, IL
3:00 p.m. – Midnight
Dinner, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Mass, 4:00 p.m.
Lightning raffle, 5:45 p.m.
Quilt bingo, 6:30 p.m.
$10/adults, $5 children 5-11, free for children under 5
Always held in August, this popular picnic features fried chicken and roast pork dinners served inside, in air-conditioned comfort. Activities include lighting raffle, quilt bingo, bag tournament, inflatables and games.
We hope to see you in Clinton County this summer!