St. Martin Fall Festival Photos
Photos by Michael Kersten
St. Martin de Porres held its annual Fall Festival on Sunday Oct. 27. The event had live music, games for children and adults, silent and live auctions, a variety of food and drink, and for the first time vendor booths.
When asked about the success of the day, Committee Chairperson Brenda Dewitt said it was beyond conventional measure. “God’s gift of grace to our community today was beyond measure,” Dewitt said, “We forged new relationships and strengthened old relationships. I felt truly blessed with the success of the day and fellowship we experienced.”
The selling of vendor booth spaces was also successful, with 28 vendors signing up for booth space. Vendors ranged from art and craft goods, to real estate, to a booth by the North Hays Republican Group that registered new voters.
There was also a new first- Vietnamese food. Rev. Justin Nguyen, the new Pastor at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, is Vietnamese and his sister-in-law and other family members prepared various traditional Vietnamese dishes.
The day had a strong community and family feel to it, as parishioners visited with non-parishioners, veterans, Knights of Columbus (who had a heavy volunteer presence), and even some curious tourist who saw the fair as they were passing by on Route 12.
-Story by John Pacheco, Editor