The community is invited to attend Belgian Kermiss on Sept. 2 at Brussels Town Park to celebrate the harvest.
The event begins at 10 am with a Mass of Thanksgiving, followed by food from 11 am – 4 pm. Highlights include music by Mike Raye, kids games, a Cooyah Tournament, raffles, live and silent auctions.
Refreshments available to purchase include hamburgers, jutt, Belgian trippe, booyah, corn on the cob, Belgian pies and other desserts. Beer, wine, soda and water will also be sold. All proceeds will benefit St. Francis and St. Mary’s Parish.
Sue Johnson from St. Francs and St. Mary’s Parish explains, “We decided to celebrate Kermiss because it is a Belgian tradition that used to be celebrated by each community, as a thanksgiving for the harvest; a time of fun before the winter came and kept people close to home. The original celebration lasted three days with the locals supplying the Belgian pie, trippe, beer, and whatever else they had in their home. Local musicians even got together to form a band for dancing.”
For more information contact St. Francis and St. Mary Parish at 920.825.7713.