The 2017 Winterfest marks the 22nd year for the annual event.

The 2017 Winterfest marks the 22nd year for the annual event.

The two-day event will be Saturday, Feb. 11, and Sunday, Feb. 12, at St. Malachy Catholic Church.

According to Winterfest coordinators Dave and A.J. Wolak, Winterfest involves nearly all parishioners as well as students at St. Malachy’s School.

“It is a weekend of great fellowship, food, crafts, raffle prizes and more,” A.J. said.

Winterfest, open to the public, features a craft show, raffle drawings, café, lunch, bake shoppe and craft vendors on Feb. 11, and concludes with a spaghetti dinner and raffle drawings on Feb. 12.

Festivities get underway on Feb. 11 when the Bake Shoppe opens at 8:30 a.m. and features coffee and homemade cinnamon rolls. A variety of baked goods including candies, pies, breads, cakes and preserves will be available to buy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bake Shoppe.

Silent auction items will be on display with bidding form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Raffle tickets will be offered for sale throughout the day on Feb. 11 and during the spaghetti supper on Feb. 12.

A craft fair featuring artisans from Geneseo and the surrounding areas will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 11 in St. Malachy’s School. There is no admission to the craft show.

Soup and sandwiches will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Raffle items include an American Girl Doll, handmade quilt, John Deere 16-inch bicycle, Apple iPad mini2, $100 Heaven Sent Scrip gift certificate, handmade wall hanging and cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200.

Direct sales vendors including Origami Owl, Scentsy and thirty-one will have displays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the parish narthex.

The 2017 Winterfest comes to a close at the annual spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. Tickets are available at the church office, during the Winterfest or at the door on Feb. 12. Carry-out meals will be available.

The drawing for raffle prizes will be at 6 p.m. during the spaghetti dinner on Feb. 12.

Proceeds from the Winterfest support St. Malachy’s Church capital improvements including the recent renovation of the Stations of the Cross, parish faith formation initiatives and the school endowment fund.

Winterfest is a community event uniting members of St. Malachy’s Church and the Geneseo community in sharing their time, talent and treasures,” A.J. said.

Fr. Michael Pakula, pastor at St. Malachy’s, said, “Winterfest is a great experience for people to work together to build community and support the parish.”

In the 22 years since the Winterfest began, the event has grown from a tiny church bake sale to a two-day community event. Money raised is used throughout the year at both the church and school.

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