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By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

NORCO—When Christina Daniels heard her parish was looking for new ways of raising funds, she thought a Vendor Fair might be just the thing. 

 Starting in March, St. Mel Parish, Norco began holding a monthly vendor fair on the second Sunday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 The first event drew large crowds throughout the day. Subsequent fairs have brought similar crowds. What began as a fundraising event has turned out to be a social gathering for parishioners.

Read more: St. Mel’s offers monthly vendor fair

By Andres Rivera
Staff Writer

BARSTOW—Coinciding with St. Joseph’s 100th Anniversary celebration, the City of Barstow dedicated a portion of Mountain View Street in honor of three deacons who have served the parish and greater community for a combined 100 years. 

Read more: Barstow honors three deacons with street dedication

new yearONTARIO—St. George Parish in Ontario started the Chinese New Year with a bang—literally.

 The parish, which has a sizeable Vietnamese community, has long held a celebration of the Lunar New Year, or, Tet. But with the blessing of local fire officials, St. George was able to incorporate fireworks into the festivities for the first time.

Read more: Parishes celebrate Lunar New Year with faith, fun and….fireworks

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