Summer just isn’t summer without our church picnics! These longtime havens of great eating and family fun are a centerpiece of the season and one more reason to look forward to the weekends in Clinton County, Illinois. Just so you won’t miss out, here’s a rundown of when and were to find them.
June 17, 2017
St. Dominic Catholic Church
493 N. Second Street, Breese, IL 62230
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
This picnic kicks off the season in delicious fashion. Enjoy fried chicken and roast beef dinners with tasty side dishes, plus homemade desserts that you can eat in or carry out. Activities include quilt bingo, a cake wheel, kids games and inflatables.
June 24, 2017
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.
Bring the family for the delicious home-cooked mostaccioli and chicken dinner served in the air-conditioned hall, then stick around for fun games and a big silent auction and raffle.
July 8, 2017
St. Damian Parish
1 West Main Street, Damiansville, IL
3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dine on fried chicken, sausage, and homemade noodles in the air-conditioned gymnasium; then head out to the shaded grounds for quilt bingo, picnic poker, inflatables, rides, and more family fun.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
218 West Kentucky Street, Trenton
Dinner, 3:30 p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Activities, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Quilt and cash bingo, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Hall
Dine-in or carry-out
One top reason to hit this feast is the selection of yummy desserts. You’ll find a fun array of activities too—kids’ blowups, a cake wheel, basket stand, and more.
July 25, 2017
St. Boniface Catholic Church
306 Munster Street, Germantown, IL
Dinner & activities: 3:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Quilt bingo: 6:00 p.m.
This Tuesday night celebration features chicken dinner with all the fixings. After eating, stick around for quilt bingo, raffles, games, rides, and more fun activities!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
St. Francis Catholic Church
251 S. Clinton, Aviston
Dinner: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Savor fried chicken or roast beef dinner. Listen to live music. Play a little quilt bingo. Take the kids on rides and test your skill at the games. And don’t miss the raffles—prizes include more than 250 specially-made baskets.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
St. Rose Church
18010 St. Rose Road, St. Rose
Dinner stating at 3:00 p.m.
Quilt Bingo starting at 6:30 p.m.
Chill out with an All-You-Can-Eat chicken and roast beef dinner in the air-conditioned Church hall, then take in all the extra activities, such as kids crafts, games, rides, raffles, quilt bingo, and a craft fair.
August 12, 2017
St. George’s Catholic Church
200 North 3rd Street, New Baden, IL
Dinner: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Polka Mass: 4:00 p.m.
Quilt bingo: 6:30 p.m.
This family event offers fish plates, hearty sandwiches, and a chicken dinner. And let’s not forget the homemade pies! Quilt bingo, raffles, and games round out the fun.
Come for one, come for them all—the welcome mat is always out in Clinton County!