Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Creek

Event Information Description

CountryFest is a fun-filled fall festival that is held every year at St. Patrick's. On the first weekend after the Labor Day holiday, our church grounds take on a carnival atmosphere as the entire community gathers to celebrate.

CountryFest brings together our parishioners—young and old—as well as our fellow community members for a weekend of fellowship, fun, volunteerism, food, and worship.

It’s an opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones. It’s a time to get to know the community of St. Patrick's. And it’s also a good chance to give back to our church community through the support of donations and by helping out to make our festival a success.

CountryFest RibFest on Saturday evening. This will be a contest with prizes for the best ribs.  Contestant entry fee is $50: Ribs and a place in the south parking lot provided to set up your cooker. To sign up, please contact Chad Lashinski at 612.991.7004 (please note number change).

Friday night’s teen dance kicks off the event, and is followed on Saturday and Sunday by a full schedule of games and entertainment for kids and kids-at-heart, live music, great food, a silent auction, car show, Farmer’s Market, raffle, a quilt auction, and much more. And of course, there is the opportunity to celebrate Mass at our regularly scheduled times on Saturday at 5:00 PM and Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. Stick around on Saturday evening, and there are fireworks at 9:15 PM.

Many volunteers are needed to make our annual CountryFest possible. From the initial planning stages to the final clean-up, hundreds of volunteer hours need to be filled. It is an effort that calls on our entire St. Patrick's community to get involved. Please consider how you can offer your time, talent, and treasure for our CountryFest.

Volunteers on the CountryFest Planning Committee work on the various sub-committees of CountryFest, including Administration, Entertainment, Games, Grounds and the Raffle.  The planning committee generally does not meet November through January; however, the rest of the year planning activities are underway to ensure a successful parish festival and to address concerns expressed during the previous event.


Monthly meetings February through CountryFest
Training and Mentoring provided
Call The Parish Office at 763.753.2011 or email

5K Run/Walk Information

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Please join us for this fun event as part of CountryFest 2014 at St. Patrick’s Church of Oak Grove, MN. Check out the website for more info on the activities.

  • ENTRY FEE: $20 Pre-registered by August 25th $25 after August 25th including race day registration $15 Under 18 years old
  • START LOCATION: St. Patrick’s 19921 Nightingale Street NW Oak Grove, MN 55011
  • COURSE: 5K Non-certified (3.1 mile) course on city streets and paths surrounding the church
  • RACE DAY: Registration begins at 8:15 AM 5K Walk/Run begins at 9:00 AM – Rain or Shine                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Note the earlier 9 AM start time this year. All pre-registered 5k participants will be guaranteed a T-shirt. There will be refreshments and a chance to win attendance prizes after the race. Awards will be given for the overall men’s, women’s and youth winner. For additional information contact St. Patrick’s by phone 763-753-2011, email or visit our website at

Click Here For Registration Form

Rib Fest

CountryFest Presents the 1st Annual RibFest

  • Date of Event:     September 6, 2014
  • Location:       St. Patrick’s Church 19921 Nightingale St. NW Oak Grove, MN 55011
  • Entry Fee:     $50.00 prior to August 30, $75 thereafter Grand Champion:     $300.00
  • Reserve Champion:     $150.00 People’s Choice:     $100.00

Cooked Ribs will be on sale at 6:15 for public tasting, and to determine the People’s Choice Award!!

Awards will be distributed under the big tent at 7:30!!

Questions? Call Chad Lashinski 612-991-7004 or email

Click Here for Application

Click Here for Rules

Country Fest Photos

  • Fun for Everyone!

  • Facepainting!

  • CountryFest

  • Fun for Everyone!

  • Prizes!

  • Country Store

  • Fish Pond

  • Facepainting!

  • CountryFest

  • Games for Kids!

2014 Donations

Thanks to all who made CountryFest a Huge Success

The 2014 CountryFest Committee extends our sincere thanks to the countless parishioners and friends who donated their time, talent and treasures to the success of CountryFest. Your contributions were made visible at the Silent Auction, Quilt Auction, Country Store and Food, Corn and Pop Booths. Without you, prizes would not have been possible at the Youth Block Party, 5K Run Walk, BBQ Rib Fest Contest, Bingo, Oreo Walk, Car Show, Raffle and many Games of Chance for all ages. Know that we are grateful for all you have contributed to St. Patrick’s CountryFest.

The Business / Organizations listed below demonstrated their support of CountryFest with their donations. Please thank them by continuing to support their businesses.


Thanks for making CountryFest 2014 such a huge success.   On behalf of the 2200 families in our parish, we appreciate your consideration and support for CountryFest and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Abra Auto Body & Glass

Chanticlear Pizza - Andover

Festival Foods

Absolute Body

Cherry Berry

Five Guys Burgers & Fries


Circles of Claddagh

5 Spice Asian Take Out

Active Energy

Clocktower Wine & Spirits

Frattallone’s Ace Hardware & Garden Center

Addie Lane

Cold Stone Creamery

Furniture & Things

Aker Doors

Coon Rapids Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Gearhart Funeral Home

Andover Community Center

Coon Rapids YMCA

Great Clips - Andover Station

Andover Lanes


Great Clips - Clocktower Tower Commons

Andover YMCA

CR's Sportsbar & Carbone's Pizza

Great Clips - Riverdale Crossing


Cub Foods - Blaine North

Great Clips - Riverdale Village

Becker Furniture World

Cub Foods - Coon Rapids

Great Clips - Mainstreet Marketplace

Bed, Bath & Beyond

Cuti Tans - Andover

Green Barn Garden Center & Farm Market

Beef 'O' Brady's - Andover

Dahlheimer Distributing Co.

Half Price Books

Beef 'O' Brady's - St. Francis

Dairy Queen - Coon Rapids

Ham Lake Fire Department

Benson Pain Prevention Center

Dairy Queen -  Ham Lake


Big Dipper Ice Cream Shoppe


Hidden Haven Golf Club

Bluzy's Roadside

Discount Tire

Hom Furniture

BMO Harris Bank - Coon Rapids

Ed Fields & Sons Inc.

Boston’s Gourmet Pizza

Ervs Barber Shop

Janish Wood Products

Buffalo Wild Wings

Famous Dave's

Jersey Mikes Subs

Burger King - Riverdale

Fantastic Sams - Andover: Bunker Lk. Blvd.

Jets Pizza

Carlson Toyota - Coon Rapids

Fantastic Sams - Anoka: Round Lk. Blvd.

Kam Wongs

CEC Theatres

Fantastic Sams - Coon Rapids: Riverdale

Killebrew Root Beer



Kim Bennett Agency, Inc.

Minnesota Vikings

Slim's Motor Clinic

King's County Market  - Andover

Mosquito Squad

St. Paul Saints

King's County Market - St. Francis

Muller Family Theatres

Strike Funeral Homes

Klein Bank

National Karate School - Andover

Studio K

Knights of Columbus

Nissan - Coon Rapids

Subway - Andover

Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel

Noodles & Company

Subway - Coon Rapids (Main St.)

Kraus - Anderson Construction Company

North Star Cyclery

Subway - Coon Rapids (Round Lk. Blvd.)

Kwik Trip

Nowthen Nursery

Sweet Toppings

LaCasita - Coon Rapids

Oak Grove Fire Department

Taco Bell

Lakes Marathan Gas - Clocktower Commons

Old Navy - Coon Rapids

Terry Overacker Plumbing

Lashinski Septic Service

O'Reilly Auto Parts - Andover

Texas Roadhouse

Leeann Chin

O'Reilly Auto Parts - Blaine

The Oaks of Lake George

Leprechaun Septic Service

Panda Garden Buffet

Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home

Little Caesars

Papa Johns - Blaine

Tires Plus - Coon Rapids


Papa Johns - Coon Rapids

Tri-State Bobcat

Luther North Country Ford Lincoln Mercury

Peace Coffee

Umbria Pizza

Majestic Oaks Golf Club

Physical Therapy Consultants

UPS Mailboxes Etc. - Blaine

Malmborgs Flower Center

Pizza Hut - Blaine

UPS Mailboxes Etc. - Coon Rapids

Mansetti's Pizza & Pasta - Andover

Pizza Ranch

US Army

Mansetti's Pizza & Pasta - St. Francis


US Bank

Mary L. Dresch Agency

Precision Tune - Andover

USA Karate

Mary Weigel Agency American Family Ins.

Professional Karate School

Used Boat World

Massage Envy

Q Salon & Spa

Vera Lee's Tailoring

McCarthy Auto World

Rogers Electric

Viking Trees

McDonalds - Andover: Round Lake Blvd.

Roxy's Styles

Vitamin Shoppe

McDonalds - Clocktower Commons

San Jose~Mexican Restaurant

Walmart - Andover

McDonalds - St. Francis

Sara Sauer C.P.A.

Walters Recycling & Refuse

Minnesota Twins

Sarah Nails

Warners' Stellian


Quilt Photos

  • Freedom

  • Jacobean

  • Attic Stairs

  • Mom's Mums

  • Homestead

  • Layers of Earth

  • In the Pink

  • Garden Pathways

  • Silver Bricks

  • Grandpa's Kaleidoscope

  • Eagles in Flight

  • Blue Rhapsody

  • Tangled Squares

  • Day's Ease

  • Penguin Friends

  • Pet Pals

  • Virtues

  • Autumn Tea

  • Quilt Photos

  • 30's card trick

  • Grandmother’s Flower Garden

  • Bandanna Square

  • Tick-Tock

  • Monkey Business

  • Overture

  • Viking Victory

  • Viking Victory

  • Holiday Table-Runner

  • Skittles

  • City Streets

  • City Streets

  • City Streets

  • Urban Fringe

  • Dreamweaver Pink

  • Blue Snowflake

  • Gridiron Glory

  • Ball Practice

Grandmother’s Flower Garden

This beautiful quilt is a tribute to the skills and the patience of our ancestors.  It was started by Anne Melberg’s grandmother, Florence Lauren, probably during the 1930’s.  Ann remembers her grandmother as a woman whose hands were never idle.  She made several quilts that were used daily by her family.  This particular quilt was hand cut with scissors because rotary cutters had not yet been invented.  Then each tiny hexagon was pressed around a template and then whip stitched-again by hand- to the other hexagons, creating the colorful blossoms.  The pattern is an old one, traditionally called Grandmother’s Flower Garden. It was a popular pattern during the toughest days of the Great Depression because it enabled frugal housewives to use the tiniest pieces of fabric.  The twelve hundred pieces in this quilt top each measure only an inch and a half.

The fabrics in this quilt are not reproductions, but are the genuine article-vintage Depression era textiles that were probably from worn out clothes and from flour and feed sacks.

Grandma never finished this quilt and of course we can only speculate about why.  Perhaps she grew ill and was unable to continue, perhaps failing eyesight made the work difficult, or perhaps everyone had a quilt and this one wasn’t needed.  Whatever the reason, after investing hundreds of hours, this beautiful piece of fabric art was folded away in a box and forgotten for roughly eighty years.  Ann’s mother stored it, and when she passed away Ann found it among her mother’s things.  Curious about the quilt top, Ann showed it to a quilter friend in the hopes that she could finish it.  After admitting that the work was beyond her skill level, the friend recommended us, the St. Patrick’s Quilters, to finish the job. Over the next two years, skilled hands completed that last six blocks in the outer ring, and appliqued the original center section onto whole cloth.  The bright yellow works nicely to showcase the original work and to square off the quilt.  It is machine quilted, and we are confident that Grandma Florence would be proud.

Quilt Descriptions

Skittles 57 x 57 Bright solid squares of orange, pink, purple, and green; piano key border
Urban Fringe 58 x 73 Wildlife print center; narrow multicolored strips like fringe on white form side borders and path down the center;
Overture 72 x 90 Black, white and grey prints; red squares form steps; black backing and red binding
Holiday table runner 24 x 40 Bright Christmas themed print forms a center star with kaleidoscopic arrangement around it
30's Card Trick 100 x 110 overlapped squares made of 1930's repo fabrics simillar to flour sacks
Blue Snowflake  35 x 54 Blue and white snowflakes; blue sashing with white setting squares; flannel; floral back
Gridiron Glory 36 1/2 x 47 Blocks of whole cloth football prints alternate with brown and tan; flannel; appliqued football in center
Dreamweaver Pink 59 x 76 Strips of pink, red print, amd lavender form a basketweave texture; lavender inner border; dots on white outer border
Ball Practice 54 x 72 Whole blocks of basketball, baseball and football prints framed with red and separated with blue sashing; blue border
Blue Tick-Tock 90 x 90 Navy blue sashing between blocks of blue-white print ticking
Virtues 47 x 48 Printed panels inspire joy, love, goodness, etc. in soft pastel green, gold, and purple with thin black sashing
Fantasy Trip 90 x 90 Large quilt in shades of greeen in traditional Trip Around the World pattern;
Blue Rhapsody 96 x 96 Tone on tone blues in traditional log cabin pattern
Grandpa's Kaleidoscope 34 x 45 Black, white, yellow, and blue; animal stripes and concentric circles create an out-of-focus image 
Pet Pals 50 x 60 Cartoon cats and dogs print; framed in yellow with dark paisley print sashing forming pathways; wide border in focus fabric
Jacobean 94 x 95 Blue fabric in wood print; pattern edged in brown; Jacobean print on cream
Viking Victory 72 x 72 NFL Viking fabric; purple print on white and framed in gold;
Bandanna Square 80 x 80 Horses embroidered in white on blue demim; red/white bandanna print sashing and border
Silver Bricks 104 x 105 Black, grey, and white prints are separated with thin black sashing;
In the Pink 34 1/2 x 43 Pink, blue, yellow; four patch set on point;  white whole cloth blocks and setting triangles; pink borders and binding
Layers of Earth 80 x 91 Brown and gold scrap prints in 2 1/2 inch strips; rust border and black back
Attic Stairs 65 x 71 4 patch units alternate with white; forms the illusion of diagonal stairs; no border; dark binding
City Streets and Country Roads 87 x 96 Narrow red, white, and black strips form front; large black, grey and print rectangles form back; red binding
Day's Ease 71 x 96 primary colors; green daisey border; random squares and rectangles in bright prints
Penguin Friends 42 x 53 Center and borders in penguin prints; set off by bright yellow, orange and blue; quilted in circles
Summer Pinwheels 68 x 100 Light blue, dark blue print, and lilac stars alternate with white whole cloth blocks; blue border with colored bars
Freedom 111 x 115 Blue squares edged in cream and multi-colored stripe; panels say "Prosperity", "Peace", and "Freedom"
Vintage Garden 99 x 110 Traditional Grandmother's Flower Garden quilted in daffodils; made of genuine 1930's fabrics
Eagles in Flight 67 x78 Eagle Scout appropriate; single print panel; multiple borders; thin black sashing; gold corners
Mom's Mums 79 x 92 floral blue and white print against bright lime green-black print; wide floral outer border; thin black inner border
Monkey Business 46 x 56 Charming monkey print fabric off-center on brown squares;pale blue sashing and outer b order; quilted in monkeys
Autumn tea 67 x 80 2 sided flannel in autumn colors
Garden Pathways 105 x 105 Purple floral print and fern print rectangles used with solid color bars and white; wide purple border
Homestead 78 x 91 Pink shading to burgundy and blue light to dark navy in traditional log cabin pattern; quilted in poplar leaves
Tangled Squares 63 x 80 Rust and black in squares and rectangles of varying size; wide rust border and black bindiing
Hail Mary ?48 x 50 Embroidered Madonna and Child in center of bright gold, red, and blue triangles; backed in gold
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