Today is your last chance to have some fun, watch and listen to some great local entertainment and eat some great food at St. Irenaeus Parish’s annual fiesta.
Our family is just back from our usual trip, right at noon on Sunday.
I made a beeline for the food court, because St. I’s fiesta means a combo plate from the Filipino Federation booth: lumpia, meat stick and rice noodles!
But there are also hamburgers in assorted varieties, and loaded backed potatoes, and hot dogs, and pizza, and Mexican food, and sno cones, and cotton candy… if you can’t find something to please your palate, then you’re just not hungry.
Staged entertainment was in full swing, with an audience filling all available tables and lining the edge of the fenced-off area.
Folks were lined up for the book nook, which opened before we left.
Laughter wafted from the little kid’s rides, screeches and squeals from the big kid’s rides.
Our kids have particular game booths to spend their pre-sale tickets on. One daughter always tries for a new plant at the plant booth, another goes to the glass booth to replace drinking glasses broken over the last year. Everybody tries their hand at the coin toss — and this year, our Underpaid Office Manager won the Big Prize: five bucks!
Altogether, we hauled home a lot of Mardi Gras beads, three glasses, a mug and a plant.
The fiesta closes tonight at 10 p.m.
Photo by C.E.H. Wiedel looking across the parking lot to the fiesta game booths and rides from the elementary school classrooms, near the book nook and first aid station.
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