A Festive Fall Weekend

There are several fun events you can take advantage of this weekend in our parish.  Those include a festival in downtown Mansfield, the debut of the latest production at the Back Alley Theatre, a Krewe of Demeter fundraiser, and Trunk or Treat.

Let’s begin with the Polk Street market.  It will be held downtown on the Courthouse square beginning at 8:30 am Saturday.  The event will feature local artisans, children’s activities, crafts, produce, food trucks and a lot more.  There will be live music and a gospel band at the market.

Also, in Mansfield on Saturday, Community Bank is presenting a Fall Festival.  The hours are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the bank on Jefferson Street.  There will be Trunk or Treat, games, a pumpkin patch and other activities.  The bank invited everyone to wear their best costume and enter the costume contest.

Up the road in Grand Cane, the latest production from the Back Alley Community Theatre premieres tonight.  There will be nightly performances at 7:00 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2:00 pm on Sunday.  There will also be performances next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Southern Fried Funeral is the name of the production.  From the theatre’s website, “Dewey Frye is dead, and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces. A big-hearted comedy about family – Southern Style – as matriarch Dorothy contends with sudden widowhood, church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks, Dewey’s snake-in-the-grass brother, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry.”

Saturday evening the Krewe of Demeter will hold a fundraiser called Bingo, BBQ, and Beads. A $25 ticket gets you a BBQ plate and your first two bingo cards.  Other prizes are promised by their promotional flyer.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is the site for Bingo, BBQ, and Beads.  It begins at 5:00 pm Saturday.