St. Michael’s Ridge

05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512







Festival Notes


St. Michael’s Ridge 116th Annual Festival

Sunday August 11, 2019

The festival is one of the biggest fund raisers for our church and it takes our entire church community to pull it together. You will see in your collection envelopes that we are starting to collect donations for the festival chicken the weekend of July 7th. If you do not have the church provided donation envelopes, you can still donate by putting your donation in a blank envelope marked for Festival Chicken. We will be collecting these donations all the way up until the weekend of the festival. Please keep your calendars open for the week prior to the Festival for festival prep and especially on August 11th for the big event.

Thanks in Advance the Festival Committee

(Eric Weber, Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Terry & Janet Wagner, Joan McBride, Grace Mangas,

Bob & Chris Weber, Jim Hall, Leslie Flory, Alicia Little, Kent Beilharz)


            Festival Timeline:


Tue, August 6:     Cut bread for dressing - 6:00 pm

Wed, August 7:    Bring in vegetables

Thur, August 8:   Bring in vegetables

Fri, August 9:       Cut up cabbage – 9:00 am

                          Set-up tents with tables, chairs,

                               etc. – 6:30pm till ???

                 Many hands make light work!!

Sat, August 10:     Peel potatoes – 8:00 am

                               Finish setting up

Sun, August 11:    Festival day

Mon, August 12:   Final clean up – 8:00 am

                 Everyone is welcomed to help!!                    


Festival Raffle

This year’s Raffle tickets are now available in the back of the church. Please pick up your envelope with your name on it and choose to either sell them to others or you may simply purchase them yourself. (This just might be your lucky year!)

This year we won’t have Anita Bertsch (our big seller, 125 books / 3000 tickets) so we will need some extra help to sell more tickets.

As always, your support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Your Festival Committee



There is an envelope in your offering packet which is marked “CHICKEN DONATION”. This is to help defray the cost for our festival dinner. If you don’t use the Sunday Envelope, simply just mark an envelope as “Festival Chicken” and sign your name to receive credit. You are asked to donate what you can, however the suggested donation is $12.00, but any amount is appreciated.

Please pick up your raffle tickets from the back of the Church.

There is parking in the grass behind the barn for the workers.

Many Thanks, Your Festival Committee