St. Nicholas Visits St. Mary’s and the Blair Sugar Plum Festival
Members of St. Mary’s Parish in Blair participated in the Sugar Plum Festival on Thursday, November 21 along with special guest, Deacon Wes Agar as St. Nicholas. The Sugar Plum Festival is an annual event in the Blair community taking place the Thursday prior to Thanksgiving throughout the downtown business district. It is a community wide celebration intended to ring in the upcoming holiday season. Children and their families visit business, organizations, and churches throughout downtown Blair and receive goodies and information regarding each participant. St. Mary’s parishioners handed out candy canes along with postcards containing a story about the candy cane’s history as well as parish related information; Deacon Wes Agar of course passed out golden chocolate coins with a song about the tradition of St. Nicholas. The festival normally brings out approximately 850-1000 Blair residents; it was a very successful and fun evening spreading the Love and Word of God!
Thanks to the Blair Chamber of Commerce for the photos below!