Scenes from a Festival

 

Once a year for as long as I can remember, Saint Rosalia's Church in Greenfield has held it's annual festival.  It still looks just like it did when I was a kid and walking in for the first time each year always brings back a flood of memories.  Carefully scouting out all the booths for the best prizes and the highest chances of winning, riding on scary old carnival rides and eating funnel cakes till my belly hurt.  I'll never forget the day my best friend and I won $50.00 on one of those rip off tickets where you have to match numbers.  I think I was in 7th or 8th grade and we spent the night singing The Pointer Sisters "I'm So Excited" till we couldn't sing anymore.  And now it's time for my kids to do the same.