Blythe’s St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church (875 E. Chanslorway) has announced the return of a staple hometown fall tradition in the upcoming 90th annual Carnival-Bazaar, to be held the weekend of Oct. 25-27.

The three-day special community event will include carnival rides, music and entertainment, food, and family friendly fun.

The first day, Oct. 25, will run from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will feature special health and safety education, as well as the crowning of the event’s king and queen.

Saturday, Oct. 26, will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and will highlight a singing and dancing contest as well as a horseshoe tournament.

Sunday, Oct. 27, will be the longest day of the Carnival-Bazaar – from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. – and will include mariachi, singing and dancing contests, another horseshoe tournament, and raffle drawings.

As in years past, the special event will also organize a church fundraiser by crowning a Carnival-Bazaar king and queen — the youth contestants of which sell tickets in their pursuit of the event’s respective crowns.

Father Henry Licznerski of the St. Joan of Arc Church said the seven contestants include Jaylene Cano, Henesey Pacheco, Alexa Samayoa, Madden Dowling, Emmanuel Nwisu, William Smith, and Christian Vanhook.

Jaylene Cano

My name is Jaylene Cano. I am 15 years old. I attend Palo Verde High School. My parents are Josue and Laura Cano. I am involved in the following clubs, organization, or social events: Medical, Interact, Esponulanda Clubs, FFA, Dance, ASB and Varsity Cheer. I am running for Bazaar Queen because I have always wanted to run since I was a little girl and it’s a fun way to help out our church.

Henesey Pacheco

My name is Henesey Pacheco. I am 15 years old. I attend Palo Verde High School. My parents are Rosemary Sanchez and Osbaldo Pacheco. I am involved in the following clubs, organizations, or social events: Pet Club, FFA, softball and dance. My hobbies are dance and softball. I am running for Bazaar Queen because I want to help my church make money, I also want to be more involved with my church.

Alexa Samayoa

My name is Alexa Samayoa. I am 13 years old. I attend Felix J. Appleby Elementary School. My parents are Cristhian and Rocio Samayoa. My hobbies are playing sports and reading about laws to become a lawyer. I am running for Bazaar Queen because I would like to help out my church and have fun while doing it.

Madden Dowling

My name is Madden Dowling. I am 14 years old. I attend Palo Verde High School. My parents are Salvador Diaz and my Grandmother Manuela Diaz. I am involved in the high school band and I am in Palo Verde Yellow Jackets JROTC. My hobbies are playing soccer, football and baseball. I also like to help other people. I am running for Bazaar King because I like to help out the church and be a part of the community.

Emmanuel Nwisu

My name is Emmanuel Nwisu. I am 13 years old. I attend Palo Verde High School. My parents are Emmanuel and Josephine Nwisu. I am involved in the following clubs, organizations, or social events: JROTC, Math Club and basketball. My hobbies are cooking and reading. I am running for Bazaar King because I’d like to be part of my community by helping raise money for the church. Secondly, I’d like to experience this contest and learn how to be a king.

William Smith

My name is William Smith. I am 13 years old. I attend Felix J. Appleby Elementary School. My parents are William and Maria Smith. I am involved in the following clubs, organizations, or social events: sports, piano, this weeks story history class. My hobbies are riding quads and restoring my motorcycle. I am running for Bazaar King because I want to make my grandma Higinia proud. I also want to help our parish and this is a fun way to do that.

Christian Vanhook

My name is Christian Vanhook. I am 14 years old. I attend Palo Verde High School. My parents are Wesley and Candelaria Vanhook. I am involved in the following clubs, organizations, or social events: V-President and Palo Verde Valley 4-H Club. My hobbies are fishing, playing X-box, hunting, coloring and drawing, riding quads and raising animals. I am running for Bazaar King because my mom ran for Bazaar Queen and I would like to continue the tradition. Also, my two cousins ran so it is becoming a family tradition.

For Carnival-Bazaar ticket information, inquires, and/or more information, contact the Blythe St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church front office at (760) 922-3261.

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