HARKER HEIGHTS — St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights held its second Spring Festival, which saw a large turnout on Saturday.
Church member Donna Perry helped organize both Spring Fest as well as the live auction and raffle.
“We had a festival in ’18 and we wanted to do another one in ’20 but with COVID it had to be delayed,” Perry said, “But we’re here in ’22, and we’re doing it so we can buy more supplies and earn more money so people can go on religious trips.
While the Herald was present at the event, more than 100 people attended and watched a performance by the dance group Lily’s Hosanna, which the group’s director, Kim Lily, describes as “Korean traditional and worship dance”.
The church‘s priest, the Reverend Richard O’Rourke, commented on how amazed he was at the turnout for the event.
“I’m surprised at the big turnout and it’s just well prepared. We have everything here,” O’Rourke said.
Anna Kefauver was present with her mother Heike Mathis and her 2-year-old daughter Ellie Aparicio.
“I love when the community has events that are open to the public, and I love watching the dancers and being able to taste different foods and enjoy the music,” Kefauver said.