OLV church, school to host joint Fall Food Festival and Fun Zone

FROM STAFF REPORTS

INDIAN SPRINGS – Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church and School will kick off the fall season with their fourth annual Food Festival and Fun Zone on Saturday, Oct. 5. Both events begin at 5:30 p.m.

The food festival, hosted by OLV Church, will be held in the church’s Social Hall and will feature Italian, Irish, Mexican, Cajun and American food; beer and wine also will be available. The band Livewire will begin performing at 7:15 p.m.

Other activities at the food festival include a silent auction, liquor walk, and a drawing with prizes of $1,000 cash; a two-night stay at Jubilee Landing in Orange Beach; and a gift card bundle.

Outside, OLV School will host a children’s Fun Zone area from 5:30-7:30 p.m. that includes a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, face painting, hayride, pumpkin patch and games. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to both events.

The two events are taking place simultaneously but are two separate admissions. Tickets to the Food Festival may be purchased at the door only. Admission is $10 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Adult admission includes five food/drink tickets, with additional food tickets available for purchase.

Admission to the children’s Fun Zone is $10 if purchased in advance or $12 at the door. All parents and children 2 and under are free.

A pumpkin from the pumpkin patch is an additional $5.

Advance tickets to the Fun Zone can be purchased until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, online at Bit.ly/olvfamilyfunzone.

For more information about the Food Festival, contact Karen Portante at kportante@olvsch.com. For more information about the Fun Zone, contact Michele Mickwee at michelemickwee@yahoo.com.

Founded in 1984, Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School serves Pre-K through eighth-grade students in a Christ-centered learning environment that fosters academic excellence, positive moral development and community service. Located in the Indian Springs community, the private school is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and has twice been named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Most recently, OLV was named the Best Private School in Shelby County by Shelby Living Magazine.

The school begins enrolling students at 3 years old, where they participate in specialty classes, including Spanish, music, art and computer lab. After school care is available to all students in 3K through eighth grade.

To learn more about the school or to schedule a private tour, call 205-991-5963 or visit OLVBirmingham.com.