Church fiesta attendees brave chilly weather

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer

The chilly October air kept some of the crowd from the St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta on Saturday.

But brave souls who ventured out got a chance at plenty of food, games, rides and music for the fiesta.

Today is the fiesta’s final day.

“It started off slow this morning, it was cooler,” Festival Director Becky Lopez said Saturday. “It has picked up rapidly and it’s been great. Some of the people have gone to the car show or to food booths.”

The fiesta is a 25-year tradition and this is the first time the event has taken place in October.

Yvonne Garcia was on of 10 people who participated in the cake walk. Garcia said the walk is a lot of fun when more people can play.

“Our women’s organization does the cake walk ever year,” Garcia said. It’s our big fundraiser to help the church. The weather is a little cooler than usual and the turn out is not as bad for being as cold as it is.”

The fiesta car show had 30 entries. Many of the cars were featured in last weekend’s Cannon Thunder Auto Show.

Fabian Lopez Sr. car show coordinator said the car show was drawing good crowds.