FAIRBORN — Mary, Help of Christians is having its 41st Annual Summer Festival July 18-20. Festival hours are 6-11 p.m. Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The festival takes place on the grounds of Mary, Help of Christians Church located at 954 North Maple Ave.
The festival has many different activities for all ages as well as a selection of great food and beverages. There are carnival rides for young and older children, Bingo, raffle drawings, children’s game tent and, for the more adventurous, there is the gambling tent. There is also a collection of books, clothes and household items for purchase.
This year also marks the first time for their 5K Walk/Run. The 5K will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19. All runners will receive a T-shirt and adult participants will also get a free festival food coupon. Cost is $25 for adults 18 years or older and $15 for children 17 years and younger. Registration information can be found at Key Sports.com under Mary Help 5K.
Those just looking for a more relaxing time can purchase a beer or margaritas and listen to the bands playing Friday and Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon.