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August 2017

Vendor space still available for Bridal Show Gala at St. Sava – Sunday, Sept. 10

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Vendor spaces are still available for the Bridal Show Gala in the Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava taking place Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, Indiana.

The show is a chance for everyone in the community, particularly prospective brides, grooms, and wedding party members, to see the latest trends and meet vendors face-to-face for planning the ultimate wedding.

Vendor booth fees and applications are available by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191. Admission to the show is free for bridal party guests with pre-registration before the event by calling the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

At the show guests will experience one of the newest event venues in Northwest Indiana and see a fashion show featuring Dunhill Tuxedos from St. John and Elegance Wedding and Eveningwear of Highland beginning at 3:00 p.m. with emcee and music provided by Zanes DJ Service.

Beginning as early as 1:00 p.m. guests at the show will be able to meet all the vendors with some offering deals only available at the Bridal Show Gala that will make the big wedding day extra special.

Representatives from Pavilion & Events Center at St. Sava and caterer will be on hand to give Brides/Grooms taste-testing and information for booking the venue for your wedding, meeting, or other special event.

Each Bride/Groom will be given a complimentary bag with a free copy of the latest edition of the magazine Weddingmag.

Vendor space remains available. Brides/Grooms are asked to please pre-register for free admission.

Contact the St. Sava Church office at 219-736-9191 or sending an email to to register or for more information.

Historical Society Exhibit: Serbs in Arts and Entertainment

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Visit the exhibit during Serb Fest 2017 to learn about the Serbian connection with this famous Hollywood classic.

“Serbs in Arts and Entertainment” is the theme of this year’s special exhibit by the St. Sava Serbian Historical Society that will be featured throughout Serb Fest 2017 (

The exhibit features the talents and accomplishments of modern day and historic Serbs in the arts.

For centuries Serbian artists, poets, Pulitzer Prize winning authors, composers, and actors have made their contributions to society by sharing their talents.

Some of these special individuals have unique connections here with St. Sava Church that has been serving the Northwest Indiana community for more than 100 years.

Visit the exhibit located in the North Wing of the main Church building throughout the festival. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Raffle tickets available for $50,000 in prizes to be awarded to 18 winners for Serb Fest 2017

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Now is the time to obtain your tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle before the big festival takes place August 4, 5, and 6 at St Sava Church in Merrillville, IN.

There are a total of 18 cash prizes worth a total of $50,000 cash. $25,000 will be going to the Grand Prize winner.

Tickets for the Serb Fest Annual Cash Raffle are available through multiple volunteer ticket sellers associated with the church. You can call ahead to the Church Office at 219-736-9191 if you would like to pick-up a ticket during regular office hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

You can also call Raffle Committee Leaders Mike Jaksich at 219-880-6307 or David Gerbick at 219-588-3604 to arrange to pick-up your tickets. Again, tickets are also available from other ticket sellers associated with the church.

There are only 1,000 tickets sold for the entire raffle. Tickets are a $100 donation and the winner need not be present.

The St. Sava Serb Fest will take place Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the St. Sava Church and Pavilion, 9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Learn more about Serb Fest 2017 by visiting and join us to celebrate at St. Sava in Merrillville, Indiana!

Annual Serb Fest Cash Raffle Prize Listing

  • Grand Prize – $25,000
  • 2nd Prize – $10,000
  • 3rd Prize – $5,000
  • 4th – 6th Prize – $1,000
  • 7th-16th Prize – $500
  • 17th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded July 23rd
  • 18th Prize – $1,000 – Early Bird Drawing awarded June 4th

The Serb Fest Cash Raffle is organized by St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Indiana Gaming Commission license number 144550. The license is on file with the Church Office.