St. Mary’s Parish Festival celebrates diversity

St. Mary’s Parish Festival’s was held on Saturday with the goal to celebrate Grand Island’s...
St. Mary’s Parish Festival’s was held on Saturday with the goal to celebrate Grand Island’s diverse culture.(Jazmine Huertas)
Published: Jul. 30, 2022 at 8:14 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - St. Mary’s Parish Festival’s was held on Saturday with the goal to celebrate Grand Island’s diverse culture.

Father Jorge Canela with St. Mary’s Cathedral estimated around 500 people in only the first few hours.

Complete with a Polka band, dancing horses, vendors, carnival games and authentic food.

“Building community. Gathering people together regardless. We are a very diverse community and again it’s so good to see so many people.. many faces and just bringing people together that’s very important to us,” Fr. Canela said.

They started planning for the event at the start of this year. The coordinator Barbara Bosak said they will be starting to plan very soon for next year.

“We started in January this year, next year we will start now for July 29 of 2023,” said Bosak.

Even though it was a lot of work, Father Canela said he was thankful.

“It was a lot of work but I rejoice, so happy to see many people and just enjoying the company,” said Canela.

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