Mother of Sorrows in Murrysville preps for annual community festival
This weekend’s Mother of Sorrows Community Festival in Murrysville will feature food from local chefs and music from area polka artists.
“The whole idea behind the festival is bringing the community together,” said Karen Munson, one of the festival co-chairs.
This year’s event is set for 5-10 p.m. Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 on the church grounds at 4202 William Penn Highway.
In addition to the traditional carnival games and kids’ activities, the festival will also feature its signature staple: a massive basket raffle.
“That’s one thing we’ve kind of become known for,” Munson said. “We have about 130 large baskets this year.”
Live entertainment is on the menu: Friday night will feature performances by PKSA Karate students, Mother of Sorrows and Franklin Regional cheerleaders, and music from DJ John Wiggins.
Saturday night will feature polka by local family group the Kosmix Band.
The festival will also bring back its “Taste of Murrysville,” showcasing local culinary talent.
“We invite local restaurants to come and make one or two of their signature dishes,” Munson said.
Free shuttle service will run from Franklin Regional Senior High School.
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .