Community invited to parish fair


A blues musician entertained the crowd.

JACKSON – St. Mary Parish hosted its Fall Carnival Saturday, Oct. 18. This year’s emphasis was placed on increasing participation from the surrounding community. Local residents joined parishioners for activities including a performance by the “Blues Man,” a mini petting zoo, and  a magical clown. The local fire department brought a truck for the young people to explore. In addition, representatives from local religious orders were available to share information about their faith, and a representative from the American Cancer Society had an exhibit about breast health.
Food was prepared by Daniel Dillon and was free so everyone would feel welcome to attend regardless of their ability to pay.

Volunteers make plates for people attending the St. Mary Parish Fair Saturday, Oct. 18. (Photos courtesy of Monique Davis)