KNXT TV to Hold First Annual International Food Festival


Fresno, Calif. – KNXT Catholic Television Channel 49 celebrates its 25th anniversary by hosting an International Food Festival on September 10, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Diocese of Fresno Pastoral Center, adjacent from San Joaquin Memorial High School.

“Channel-49 has been in continual operation for 25 years, serving as a spiritual communications tool for not only the Catholic community, but many other religious affiliations in the Central San Joaquin Valley as well,” says KNXT General Manager, Colin Dougherty. “We want to celebrate our 25th anniversary with the entire community by inviting everyone to share food and fun and entertainment with us.”

Appetizer-sized portions of food will be served by an impressive roster of food vendors from communities including the Vietnamese, the Portuguese, the Mexican, the Filipino, and the Hmong to local organizations including the Knights of Columbus, the Serra Club and the Young Ladies Institute.

Entertainment for the International Food Festival consists of performances by cultural groups including the Armenian, the Italian, the Laotian and musical bands from throughout the region.

“We want to create a full street fair kind of atmosphere for the entire family,” says Dougherty, “and there will be arts and crafts, vendors and raffles too. It’s our way of saying thanks to the diverse community that has supported KNXT-TV for so many years.”

Admission to the International Food Festival is free! But to sample the variety of international food, visitors must purchase a $10 adult or $5 children’s ticket. These tickets will be redeemed at the event for food tokens which then can be used for food samplers, a can of soda or bottled water. Additional food tokens can be purchased at the event for $1 each.

Don’t miss out on all the food, fun and cultural entertainment at KNXT’s International Food Festival! If you don’t have a ticket yet, you can still buy one – simply go to or call the station at 559-488-7440. Tickets will also be available from many Catholic Churches in the region and also at the door of the International Food Festival on September 10, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.



KNXT-TV is the United States’ only Catholic Diocese-owned full-powered television station broadcasting and streaming LIVE online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KNXT celebrates its 25 years of broadcasting in 2011, serving the Central Valley since 1986. Locally, KNXT shoots, produces and broadcasts 17 of its own shows and broadcasts on Fresno’s local channel 49.1, Comcast channel 9, Bakersfield’s channel 38, Bright House channel 442 and streams live through the Internet at


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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