Traditional holiday festival to be performed at church

YOUNGSTOWN — The 49th annual Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival will be performed at 1:30 p.m. and again at 4:30 on Jan. 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave.

The festival, a unique offering of praise to Jesus Christ at his Epiphany, will feature the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival Choir and Brass. Participating in the performance will be the Salem Youth Choir, bagpipers, drummers and a cast of approximately 100 parishioners in medieval costumes.

Tickets for each performance are $6. Tickets for the 3:15 p.m. dinner, with preferred performance seating, are available for $15. The meal will be a roast beef feast complete with wassail.

Tickets can be purchased at the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until noon on Fridays, or by sending a check, payable to the church, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a note indicating the preferred performance time and seating preference to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Attn: Boar’s Head, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503-1095. The deadline for mail orders is Dec. 30.

The church is handicapped accessible, and parking is free at the church lot, the public library and at the Youngstown State University parking deck on Wick Avenue. For additional information call the church at (330) 743-3175, or visit the Web site,, or e-mail

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