Kermes 2014 a success

Summer Festival Showcases Mexican Culture

The parish youth group pitches in at the kermes.

The parish youth group pitches in at the kermes.

This year’s one-and-only Kermes was a great success. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the beautiful weather, rich Mexican cuisine and cultural offerings.

For the first time, the parish will host only one Kermes this year, opting to run the festival for three days and offer beer and wine to increase our revenue. We also added carnival rides and games that were very attractive to families with children, and we continued the tradition of showcasing Aztec dancers, regional music from Mexico and other cultural programming.

This year Jóvenes en Acción, the newly formed parish youth group, worked long hours making fresh fruit drinks. “I don’t know how we ever managed without their help,” Fr. Brendan said.

As always the car raffle was the highlight of the event. Araceli Lucio, the health coordinator at our sister agency, The Resurrection Project was the winner of the cherry red For Mustang.