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Celebrate holiday weekend at St. Francis Days

Aug. 28, 2008

The 44th annual St. Francis Days will be held at Milton Vretenar Municipal Park, 4224 S. Kirkwood Ave., today, Aug. 28, through Sunday, Aug. 31.

The event will feature carnival rides, games, activities, live entertainment, food and more. The St. Francis Association of Commerce will present dinners by South Woods of Cudahy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

A parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, beginning at the St. Francis Lion's Community Center, 3476 E. Howard Ave., and then heading west on Howard Avenue, south on Kinnickinnic Avenue and east on Lunham Avenue to the park.

St. Francis Day Parade Chairman Kevin Hecker said there will be between 45 and 55 organizations represented in this year's parade, including the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Admirals, St. Francis High School dance team and junior pom squad, St. Francis High School football team, South Shore YMCA, Daley Debutantes Baton and Drum Choir, Wisconsin We Care, Old Mapleton Circus Band, Foamation, Tripoli Long Riders and St. Francis police and fire departments. There also will be several state and local politicians at the event.

The parade will feature appearances by Miss St. Francis 2008 Elyse Wojciechowski, Bernie Brewer, the Klement's racing sausages, Milwaukee Admiral's mascot Roscoe, and stilt walkers dressed as the Statue of Liberty and pirates.

Parking and admission are free.

For information, call the St. Francis Days hotline at (414) 481-2300, Ext. 400, or visit stfrancisdays.org.

St. Francis Days Lineup

Thursday, Aug. 28

• grounds open: 6 p.m.

• Chuck Barker $2 Miller Lite Night

• musical entertainment by Hot Off the Grill, featuring St. Thomas More High School President Bob Pauly, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

• grounds close: 11 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

• grounds open: 6 p.m.

• boiled shrimp dinner, $9.50

• musical entertainment by Cold Sweat & the Brew City Horns, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

• musical entertainment by Deluxe Mode featuring Wolfman Mike, 6 to 10 p.m.

• grounds close: 11 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

• grounds open: noon

• parade, 11 a.m.

• $12 carnival wristband special, noon to 4 p.m.

• musical entertainment by Dante's Bop, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Kids are People Too show, 2 to 4 p.m. in the children's area

• rib dinner, $10.50

• musical entertainment by Rhythm Method, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

• musical entertainment by Pat McCurdy, 8 to 10:30 p.m.

• grounds close: 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 31

• grounds open: noon

• Polka Mass, 10:30 a.m.

• musical entertainment by Jeff Winard, noon to 4 p.m.

• musical entertainment by The Tom Anthony Show, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

• Gary Tekampe Horseshoe Tournament, 1 p.m.

• roasted chicken dinner, $9.50

• musical entertainment by BOO the Band, 6 to 10 p.m.

• Milwaukee Brewer's house band DJ tent, 6 to 10 p.m.

• musical entertainment by Mount Olive, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

• grounds close: 11 p.m.

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