St. Luke Church in
Temple City will host its Annual Fiesta for the 26th year on April 19, 20 and 21, 2013. The three-day event will feature a
newly expanded Boutique and Craft Fair in the Parish Hall, along with an exhibitor/vendor area in the Plaza on Saturday and
Sunday, and a Car Show and Poker Tournament on Saturday.
The fiesta also offers live entertainment, a Food Court and
Beer Garden, a Plant & Garden Booth, carnival games and rides. A Grand Prize Raffle (First Prize: $7,500 cash) and a Mega
50/50 Cash Raffle (Winner could receive up to $5,000; $2,500 guaranteed) will be held on Sunday night. Raffle tickets can
be purchased now at the St. Luke Parish Office, located at 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City, or at the fiesta until sold out.
Pre-sale priced ride tickets and unlimited ride wristbands are currently available for purchase. One-day wristbands
are $30 pre-sale at the Parish Office and $35 at fiesta. A three-day wristband can be purchased at the Parish Office for $80
prior to the fiesta. Wristband hours are Friday, 6:00-11:00 pm; Saturday, Noon-5:00 pm; Sunday, 12:30-5:00 pm. Ride tickets
can also be purchased at the event.
The weekend's entertainment line-up is set to include numerous popular bands and
entertainers. Among them, The Reel Band will perform Friday night, Cold Duck will headline Saturday night, and Totally Hip
Replacements will perform on Sunday.
As part of Saturday’s activities, the 7th Annual Parish Fiesta Car Show
will be held noon to 4:00 pm in the south church parking lot. Entry registration is still open; call the Parish Office. Registration
is $20 (includes T-shirt and Dash Plaque); deadline is April 17. Prizes to be awarded!
A Texas Hold 'Em Poker Classic
will also be held on Saturday at 3:00 pm. Registration Buy-In is $50 with $5,000 in start-up chips. First prize is 32"
LCD TV. Register at the Parish Office.
The event is the parish's main fund raiser with proceeds directed toward parish
and elementary school maintenance needs. The parish began the community tradition soon after its founding in 1946 and has
continued to host one of the Greater San Gabriel Valley area’s largest volunteer-led activities.
sponsors include Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Phil and Mary Daniels; Zaxwerks; Super A Foods; ValuMart; The Temple
City Tribune; Pierce Brothers Mortuary, Mercury Mailing and Printing; New York Life ; Dolores Chili; Daphne’s California
Greek; Choza Mama Peruvian Restaurant; Carmine’s Italian Restaurant; and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Alhambra Renaissance.
The St. Luke Parish Fiesta and Car Show is held at 5605 Cloverly Ave., Temple City. Admission is free. Times: Friday,
April 19, 6:00-11:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 20, Noon-11:00 p.m.; Sunday, April 21, 12:30- 8:00 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities
and craft vendor and exhibitor/vendor spaces (booths available at car show for auto-related companies) are still available.
For more information, call the Parish Office at (626) 291-5900 or visit www.stluketemplecity.org. Like "StLukeParishFiestaTC"
Photos from the 2012 Fiesta Courtesy of the Temple City Chamber of Commerce: http://www.templecitychamber.org/StLuke_Fiesta_2012/2012_st-lukes_fiesta.html