Festival raises funds for soup kitchen

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The seventeenth annual St. Benedict’s Community Festival will take place Friday and Saturday.

The event serves as a fundraiser for St. Benedict’s Church to be able to run community outreach programs. The main program that the funds go towards is the soup kitchen that the church runs out of its old school building. The soup kitchen typically serves a minimum of 100 people daily.

“It’s important because the money that we raise and the awareness we raise and the community that we build through this type of event services a lot of the things we do at St. Benedict Church,” Father Matthew Malek said.

The festival will include games, music, food, a silent auction and other entertaining activities.

“You’re going to have a phenomenal time,” Malek said. “You’re going to experience some great community and you will be helping some amazing causes.”

The festival runs from 5 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $2 for those 21 and older.

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