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St. John Neumann Church's SonFest 2012 a big success
CHARLOTTE — SonFest 2012 at St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte was a big success last month.
Attendance was up significantly over last year's inaugural event with more than 4,000 people from all over Charlotte enjoying what Father Pat Hoare, pastor, called the "beginning of a summer tradition" that promises fun for the whole family.
he bungee trampoline and ferris wheel were big hits as was the international "flavor" of the food that included Polish sausage, Vietnamese, Eritrean, Latin American and barbecue along with many traditional "fair foods," and there was even a hotdog eating contest. There was active participation in bingo and a silent auction as well as the "I'm Feeling Lucky Raffle," and entertainment featuring a variety of musical and cultural styles was also featured.
Father Hoare and seminarian Brian Kaup even braved the dunking booth, which was probably the best seat in the house given the hot weather.
— Al Tinson and Marty Schneider
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