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Volunteers Mary Wiemann, Flora Deluca and Liz Wisey (Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Volunteers Mary Wiemann, Flora Deluca and Liz Wisey ran the children's activities booth at the St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair in Long Beach. (July 7, 2012)

St. Mary's 23rd Annual International Street Fair

St. Mary's of the Isle parish in Long Beach celebrated its diversity with its 23rd International Street Fair. Thousands packed the sidewalks along Park Avenue, strolling between the food stands and carnival rides.

Maryann Specht has been organizing the St. Mary's
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Maryann Specht has been organizing the St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair for 15 years. She is director of religious education at St. Mary of the Isle parish in Long Beach. (July 7, 2012)

Volunteers Mary Wiemann, Flora Deluca and Liz Wisey
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Volunteers Mary Wiemann, Flora Deluca and Liz Wisey ran the children's activities booth at the St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair in Long Beach. (July 7, 2012)

The food for the St. Mary's of the
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

The food for the St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair was donated by local businesses and families. (July 7, 2012)

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The St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

The St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair the weekend after July Fourth at St. Mary of the Isle Roman Catholic Church in Long Beach. (July 7, 2012)

International dishes representing the parish's diverse membership were
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

International dishes representing the parish's diverse membership were served by volunteers at St. Mary's of the Isle Family Festival and International Street Fair in Long Beach. (July 7, 2012)

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