Mid-East Festival draws a big crowd





Crowds were out, beating the heat and waiting for the fireworks show at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival on Saturday night.

Crowds were out, beating the heat and waiting for the fireworks show at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival on Saturday night.

FLINT TWP. — Organizers of the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival wrapped up another wellattended event on Sunday and have announced plans to do it again next year. Crowds gathered last weekend on the church grounds for the three-day outdoor cultural celebration at 4133 Calkins Roads were treated to a fireworks display, socializing, dancing, refreshments from beer and food tents, raffles, traditional music, kids rides and more. Posted signs invited guests to come back next year from July 12 -14 for the music, food and fun offered at the festival which began in 1976, ran for 19 years before taking a 13-year hiatus, then resumed in 2008. Festival chairperson Jason Klanseck said the fundraiser event strives to share the church’s hospitality and culture with the community. This year’s anticipated attendance was 10,000 people— about 2,000 more than last year. Photos by Rhonda Sanders






 

 

Vendors tent included jewelry, purses and other wares for purchase at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival last weekend.

Vendors tent included jewelry, purses and other wares for purchase at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival last weekend.

Lots of favorite homemade cultural dishes were served in the food tent at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival last weekend.

Lots of favorite homemade cultural dishes were served in the food tent at the Our Lady of Lebanon Mid-East Festival last weekend.

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