Author Archives: Carla Hays

LEAA Art Show

The annual Little Egypt Arts Association Art Show, sponsored by Herrin Hospital, was held inside the Souvenir Shop. Judging the show were Sarah Capps from Belle Rive, Robert Jackson of Marion, and Herrinite Jennifer Sarver. Interest and enthusiasm for this cultural event have grown every year. This is an opportunity for anyone attending HerrinFesta to […]

Saturday’s Bocce Tournament

Teams competing in the Adult/Child Bocce Tournament on Saturday were the “Bocce Boys” – Donnie Hammann, Brendon Head, Daniel Hammann, and Justin Leshenki; “Helleny” – Joe Helleny, Jim Helleny, Ande Helleny, and Mollie Goins; “Lenzini II” – Meredith Lenzini, Peter Lenzini, Petra Lenzini, and Travis Powley; and “Ortale I” – Anthony Cianciolo, Donald M. Ortale, […]

Saturday’s Contests and Game Show Results

Saturday is always an exciting day at HerrinFesta. It starts off with the parade down Park Avenue. This year’s parade was the best ever – it lasted one full hour, and was full of the usual VIP’s, beautiful girls, and marching bands. Patriotism was apparent, and thankfully, the weather cooperated! Following the parade, the Civic […]

HerrinFesta Talent Show

The annual HerrinFesta Talent Show was held Wednesday night, May 23, 2007, at the Herrin Civic Center. As always, Karen Sala organized this eagerly anticipated event, that is a delight to performers and spectators alike. Jonathan Estes was Emcee, and the atmosphere was definitely Broadway – New York style! Judging was difficult, but Trevor Clark, […]

Interview with Miss HerrinFesta

Just a quick “hello!” here, and a welcome to HerrinFesta 2007 from Carla Hays, who is going to roam around and report on some of this year’s festivities. I was able to catch up to this year’s Miss HerrinFesta, Tyra Zoeller. She was destined to win the pageant this year. Monday, May 21, 2007, was […]