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Smokin’ good time

Below, Joe Villalobos, a parishioner of Mother Teresa, chats with Father Aduri about his ’65 Ford Thunderbird. The car show was one of the many events of the Holy Smokin’ Jamboree. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JAY SOLDNER

It’s that time of the year when each parish enjoys its own version of a fall festival.

Amy Andrzejewski kicks off the kids fun run by jumping the gun at the start — not that anyone cared. The fun run preceded the 5k run at the Jamboree. Amy is the daughter of Kolbe and Kate Andrzejewski, parishioners of Mother Teresa. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JAY SOLDNER

At Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Topeka, they call it the Holy Smokin’ Jamboree.

Runners take off during the 5k at the Holy Smokin’ Jamboree. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JAY SOLDNER

This two-day event, held this year on Sept. 9-10, includes something for everyone.

Father Thomas Aduri, pastor of Mother Teresa Parish in Topeka, has fun with silly string right before the start of the Holy Smokin’ Jamboree’s 5k run. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JAY SOLDNER

Leaven freelance photographer Jay Soldner brought back this savory selection of images to serve up to our readers.

Amy and Brad Cheney, members of Mother Teresa, check out the quilts slated to be auctioned off in the Jamboree’s silent auction. LEAVEN PHOTO BY JAY SOLDNER

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