The Lebanese community has been thriving in the Salt Lake Valley since the late 1890s. Our founders brought with them
a strong heritage of cultural traditions—music, food, and dance—that may one day slip away in the hustle and bustle of
today’s society. We invite you to help us keep these beautiful traditions alive by supporting the annual Lebanese
Festival, an important fundraising effort this year.
Since 2009, we have been delighted to share our food with festival‐goers, and the Anton Family Band has performed
their beautiful Lebanese music, inspiring us all to dance. Although this event serves as a central gathering point for the
Lebanese community, it also allows us to make much‐needed improvements to our church, St. Jude Maronite Catholic
Church. We will use this year’s proceeds to build an addition to our church facility so that it is ADA compliant and has
restrooms that are accessible to all.
The annual Lebanese Festival, will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the St. Vincent DePaul Holy Family Hall,
located at 1375 East Spring Lane in Salt Lake City, from 5:30–10:30 pm. This fun‐filled evening features a social hour,
silent auction, opportunity drawing, dinner, dancing, and entertainment.
We ask that you help us achieve our vision to promote diversity and cultural awareness by supporting St. Jude Maronite
Catholic Church through a tax‐deductible donation. Click on the donation link above for ways to help. Once you have donated, we will send you a confirmation letter for your tax records, and we will acknowledge you as a donor on our website and in our festival program.
If you would like to make a donation to the Lebanese Festival click the following link. St Jude Festival Donation