St. John Church campus on Monument Street in Winslow will be the site of the “Taste of Corpus Christi Parish” event in Winslow on Sunday, Sept. 12. Contributed photo

WINSLOW — Parish groups plan to join together on Sunday, Sept. 12, to host a free event to gather parishioners and community members from Waterville, Winslow, and beyond for food, music, and relaxation.

The Taste of Corpus Christi Parish is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the St. John Church campus on Monument Street. Different parish groups will sponsor food booths that will be organized so people can walk from booth to booth and enjoy the offerings, including:

• A hot dog and chip booth by two councils of the Knights of Columbus;

• a pie booth by the Ladies Guild;

• a bean booth by Fr. Daniel Baillargeon, pastor, and helpers;

• a chili booth by parish staff;

• a watermelon and seed spitting contest booth by youth ministry;

• a pasta salad booth by the Sisters of Saint Joseph;

• a popsicle booth by the Secular Franciscans;

• a temporary tattoos for kids booth by the parish’s music ministry; and

• a mystery food booth by the parish’s quilting and crafting groups.

The event has grown and developed over the years, stemming from an initial parish celebration called Parish Fun Day to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Corpus Christi Parish in 2017.

“That was more of a parish picnic,” said Kim Suttie, pastoral life coordinator at the parish, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. “After a few years, we decided to switch it up and involve more parish groups. We built off The Taste of Greater Waterville that has been happening each summer for many years.”

Those planning to attend are asked to bring their own chair. For more information, call the parish at 207-872-2281.

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