Mayfest draws 1,000 to KC Hall
Largest single event was barbecue sale with a steady stream of diners filing into KC Hall from late morning through afternoon. Reporter/Mike Brown
After football games and the fair, it’s probably Rockdale’s biggest annual event.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church held its annual Mayfest Sunday at the KC Hall with a comeand go crowd estimated at well over 1,000 participating on a perfect spring day.
A special guest, and familiar face, was retired priest Father Paul McCallum, who served at St. Joseph’s for 13 years from 1967 to 1980.
He had previously served in Cameron for three years.
The day featured both silent and live auctions, homemade kolaches and baked goods, crafts, a cake walk and plant walk.
Outdoor activities for children included laser tag, speed pitch, bounce and slide and several other games.
A washer tournament concluded the afternoon’s activities.
Broken Chains, including Glenn Schneider (L) and Paul Schlesinger provided musical entertainment.
It took a full crew to keep the barbecue production line going, including (L-R) Paul Leopold Jr., John Garza, Ray Muñoz, Mike Vidrone.
Familiar face as former St. Joseph’s priest Father Paul McCallum (R) greets Manuel Doud.
Plenty of outdoor games under perfect spring weather greeted young and young at heart.
The cake walk was one of the most popular indoor booths.