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The Our Lady of Prompt Succor's and Our Lady's School's second annual Family Fest will feature food, rides, talent show, Zydeco music and a concert by Christian musician Joseh Blakesley. (Special to the American Press)

The Our Lady of Prompt Succor's and Our Lady's School's second annual Family Fest will feature food, rides, talent show, Zydeco music and a concert by Christian musician Joseh Blakesley. (Special to the American Press)

Family Fest starts Friday

Last Modified: Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:14 PM

By Kara Carrier / American Press

SULPHUR — Great food and wholesome family fun will be the theme this weekend during Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s and Our Lady’s School’s second annual Family Fest.

The festival is slated for April 25-27 in the church parking lot located at 1109 Cypress St. and will feature carnival rides, food, concerts and games.

Cathy Leonard, who helped coordinate the event, said the festival serves as a way to help build community spirit between the church, school and the people of Sulphur.

“It’s just to have fun and raise funds for our church and school,” Leonard said. “The public can expect wonderful food — our catfish is some of the best that I have ever eaten. We also have lots of great entertainment lined up as well.”

Leonard said entertainment not only includes food and rides but also a concert by Christian musician Josh Blakesley, Zydeco music, a talent show and a presentation about bullying by Teddy Nall.

“There is something for the entire family,” she said. “We named it Family Fest because all three days are family oriented, but Saturday is Family Day so we are playing all Christian music and gearing it toward children, teens and young adults.”

According to Leonard, students from Our Lady’s School will also be running game booths for small children who don’t like rides, and church members and school parents will be working the food booths. “We are doing it all ourselves,” she said. “We’ve been planning and working on this for months.”

Leonard said all funds raised from the festival will benefit school improvements and church ministries.

The festival will run 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Parking and admission are free, and ride bracelets can be purchased for $20 for a four-hour session or $55 for a weekend pass.

“This will be a good family event for everyone in the community and for every religion,” Leonard said. “We want everyone to come out and have fun.”

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