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Thousands flock to 23rd parish festival
St. Mary’s of the Isle parish celebrated its diversity this weekend at its 23rd International Street Fair as thousands packed the sidewalks along Park Avenue in Long Beach, strolling between the food stands and carnival rides.
“St. Mary’s parish is like a mini United Nations,” said Maryann Specht, the church’s director of religious education who’s helped organized the event for the past 15...