Trinity raises funds at annual Mayfair festival

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 3, 2009

NATCHEZ — Casseroles, car smashing and crafts made for a fun-filled day at Saturday’s Trinity Episcopal Day School annual Mayfair festival.

Area families converged on the school’s campus Saturday morning to enjoy a variety of activities that included sand art, a tie-dye booth, a plant sale and a large, inflatable obstacle course.

While the end result was a day filled with fun, Kathryn Nutter, who chaired the festival committee with her husband Chris, said it was crucial that the day be a success.

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“This is our biggest annual fundraiser,” she said.

And, a few hours into the festival, Nutter was already pleased with the day.

“The weather has been great. You couldn’t ask for anything better,” she said. “And because of that, we’ve had a steady crowd all day.”

One festival goer, Mollie Burt, 6, was enjoying the flower pot painting station sponsored by the fifth grade class. Burt was engrossed with making her blue, pink and yellow pot just right because it is going to be a very special present.

“It,s for my mom for Mother’s Day,” she said.

Some people weren’t as fortunate as Burt. Sarah Bryan and Chase Patrick, both sophomores, weren’t able to enjoy the festival happenings since they were behind bars.

Both Bryan and Patrick were watching the festival go by from inside the Trinity Mayfair jail, sponsored by the ninth grade class.

Patrick said he felt he was unfairly incarcerated and pleaded with a passerbyer to bail him out.

“I was just sitting over there minding my own business when (Bryan) had me put in here,” Patrick said. “I wasn’t doing anything, and they just ambushed me.”

But, even from his make shift cell, Patrick got revenge and paid the two tickets necessary to have Bryan thrown in jail as well.

But even Bryan was feeling unjustly persecuted.

“She started this,” Bryan said, pointing to another friend who was safely on the outside.