By Ricky LaCour
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church open the month of November by hosting locals for its annual Mini-Fair Nov. 3-4. Families and friends gathered for good music, good food, and a good time.
“We have a good bit of people here and hoping for a lot more,” the coordinator of the mini-fair, John Morgan said Saturday evening as he may his made his way through the crowd in the dining hall.
Many parishioners of St. John’s came together to make this year’s mini-fair a success. They focused on making sure that it would be an event where families and friends can always come to gather and have a good time.
People stood waiting in line for the scrumptious food provided by some of the best cooks Cloutierville has to offer. There were meat pies, hot tamales, burgers, gumbo, turkey dinners, and CAKE.
Saturday night most people gathered inside for food and the prize bingo.
Some peered through the country store looking to purchase long lost treasures. Proceeds of which go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the church.
When asked what happens to all the stuff leftover from the sale, overseer of the store, Carolyn LaCour responded, “At the end of the weekend, we take all the home goods and donate them to various shelters to provide for the homeless and families in need.”
Meanwhile others gathered outside to fellowship, drank beer and danced to good music provided by DJ Doc Couty, who’s been playing for St. John events for years.
Sunday welcomed even more people for the church’s first of the month cash bingo and the announcement of the winner of all the raffles. (All raffled prizes this year were donated by Benjamin Rachal who passed away earlier this year.)
The mini-fair seemed to be a success in the eyes of those who worked hard to make it happen.