PraiseFest is a community event open to the public and includes live Christian-based music, provided by local church praise bands, musical groups and choirs, games for adult and children, crafts, food and plenty of fellowship. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd and begins at 11AM at the Shawano Memorial Park on Main Street. Shade tents and some seating will be available, but feel free to bring your lawn chair. Parking will be available around the park and at the public parking lot Elizabeth Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 324 St. Andrews St., Shawano. Join us as our community will be "Praising as One."

Proceeds benefit SAM25 and the Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight.

Come and see how much fun PraiseFest is by volunteering your time and talents during this amazing community event! Various times and positions are available. Visit the sign-up below to see how you can help! Above all, please keep this event in your prayers!

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Plans are being finalized and we need your assistance. Our hope is to defray all expenses so that we can provide any proceeds to benefit SAM25 capital campaign for their new building, and Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight. Please see opportunities below to share of your treasures/donations or to provide sponsorship.

A supply board has been placed in the St. James narthex and gym area, which will have items needed. Feel free to grab an item from the board, purchase, and drop off at the church or school offices. Examples of items needed are:
  • Small stuffed animals for kids games (new or gently used)
  • Kids party favors/toys (pencils, balls, stickers, bubbles, etc.)
  • Gift certificates to Oriental Trading 
  • Helium balloon tank and balloons
  • Monetary gifts
  • Easy-Up-Tent (to borrow and return - please put name on it)
Any questions can be directed to Ann Wasmund at 920-598-1135. Thank you!

We have available three sponsorship levels:
  • "Praise Sponsorship" $500 - Individual or Business will be recognized with 1.5 x 1 advertisement on banner, listing on sponsor board, feature on Facebook page, and acknowledgement during festival.
  • "Blessings Sponsorship" $200 - Individual or Business will be recognized with listing on sponsor board and acknowledgement on Facebook page.
  • "Inspirational Sponsorship" $50-$199 - Individual or Business will be recognized with listing on sponsor board. 

Sponsorship forms are available for download by clicking on the link HERE
Any questions can be directed to MJ Wegner at 715-853-7094. Thank you!

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