Parish fair hits century mark

GREENVILLE – St. Joseph Parish is planning a multi-day celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its parish fair. The event is set for Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 14-16.
One of the main events will be a celebrity chef shrimp cook-off  on Sunday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m,. at Greenville’s E.E. Bass Auditorium with a happy hour and appetizers before the chefs take the stage.
The culinary competition will feature St. Joseph High School alumnus Frank Signa, owner and chef at Signa’s Grille in Ridgeland, competing against Stevens Flagg, executive chef at Giardina’s in Greenwood, and Jay Brennan, executive chef at the Cleveland Country Club.
Tickets are $25 each.
The St. Joseph Celebratory Dinner and Auction begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Greenville Country Club.
The event will include a silent and live auction. Celebratory dinner and auction tickets are $50 per person.
The fun continues Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 16, with the parish fair featuring food and several new attractions including a baked goods bingo game. Spaghetti supper tickets are available now for $10 per person. All of the scheduled events are open to the public.
The parish is also holding a candy recipe contest and a 100th parish fair T-shirt design contest. Details: visit
Tickets to all events are available at the church office, St. Joseph and Our Lady of Lourdes schools offices. For information call the parish, 662-335-5251, or Doreen Muzzi, 662-402-8137.