Time for a festa!

Action packed: everyone had a ball at last year’s St Paul’s Festa in Mirboo North and this year promises to offer the same excitement.

THE annual Saint Paul’s Festa is on again in Mirboo North this Sunday, February 19.
Organisers are urging locals to flock to the 46th event as they try to keep their exciting tradition alive.
The festa involves four separate entertainment features: the morning mass and procession, afternoon entertainment, auction and dinner dance.
The procession following the 11am mass at St Joseph’s Church is the most traditional of the events.
The organisers are aiming to see plenty of people involved in taking the statue of St Paul from the church through a winding procession and ending at the Mirboo North Shire Hall.
They will be led by a Scottish pipe band that will set the scene with some upbeat tunes.
Once at the hall the entertainment will continue thanks to performers from Melbourne and the Latrobe Valley, as well as belly dancers.
If weather permits, the music will be played outside in the car park and families are invited to bring a picnic lunch.
The afternoon action will be followed by the auction, which will see goods such as cakes, jams, oils, crafts and other home-made beauties go under the hammer.
The highlight of the night will no doubt be the dinner dance, held at the hall.
Locals can pay just $20 a head, or $10 for children 12 and under, and have access to a smorgasbord of delicious food as well as the opportunity to dance away the night as a family.
“We’re hoping to get as many people along as we can. If there are any Italians in the local area, come along and get involved,” organiser Sam Romano said.
Everyone is welcome to join in the event, which Sam says is searching for its third generation of organisers.
“The initial organisers of this event have passed on, so we’re sort of like the second generation,” he said.
“Hopefully we can get some enthusiastic young people involved.”

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