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For the past several years Francis “Mac” McDonnell has donated baskets filled with homemade jams, jellies and salsa for St. Joseph’s Center Summer Festival. The basket will be raffled at the Festival. Tickets are available at the Main Center or at the festival grounds. From left: Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, McDonnell and Mike Kane.

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Glamour girls Lauren Matt (left) and Alexis Lenhart will wear their outfits to the Christ the King Parish picnic.

This weekend, two longtime summer traditions return, hoping to liven up those dog days.

Christ the King Parish will hold its annual picnic Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, on the grounds of St. Mary of Czestochowa, 417 Main St., Eynon. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Musical entertainment will be Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Friday), Mason Dixon (Saturday) and Fritz’s German-Polka Band (Sunday).

A new feature this year will be the Glitz and Glam Salon. Young princesses and glamour girls are invited to get a “makeover” including face makeup, nail polish, hair accessories, jewelry, two tickets for the gift table and a visit to the magical talking mirror. Princesses are invited to wear their favorite princess dress or a glitzy top. Tweens and teens will also find a new game stand with prizes chosen just for them. Call 876-3099 for more information.

Also this weekend, the St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary will sponsor the annual summer festival Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, on the campus of Marywood University. As this year marks the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph’s Center, the festival will host more than 40 booths, including a book booth, general store, ribbons and bows, and tricky trays with more than 60 prizes to be won.

There will also be raffle booths featuring items such as a doll house, homemade Afghans, artistic items and children’s toys. Activity booths include bingo, mini golf, basketball free throw, slide and bounce house, baseball pitch and a large area with children’s games. On Sunday, music and dance groups will perform.

The festival will also typical festival fare, including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, funnel cake, chowder, roast beef and porketta sandwiches, chicken tenders, halushki, pierogies, French fries, tacos, chicken wings and potato pancakes. Dessert items include homemade baked goods, ice cream and smoothies. You can also cool off withg fresh-squeezed lemonade. A new food offering this year are the “walk-away taco” and “tornado potato.”

Call 963-1290 or visit stjosephscenter.org for more information.