The parade draws marching bands from area schools such as Farnsworth Aerospace Elementary School. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In 2011, the Payne Area Business Association’s musical lineup for the Mexican Independence Celebration drew many fans.
The parade will feature colorful costumes and floats.
Back in 1932, Harvest fest was a huge event along Payne Avenue, and featured banners adorning the commercial strip. (submitted photo)
Last year’s festival was sort of an on-foot trial run with a more modest walking parade, This year, Harvest Fest reboots its full parade tradition, adding back floats, vehicle units, marching bands and more. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
The loudest and reddest entries in the parade: local fire departments’ vehicles. Onlookers always appreciate getting to thank the heroic crews who staff them. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
Officers from St. Paul Police Department’s Eastern District ate dinner with neighbors on a pleasant summer night at Conway Rec. Center on Thursday, July 17. The event was one of the department’s SAFE Summer Night events.
47-year-old Wendy Kichler has spent three months in the hospital recovering from a catastrophic aortic dissection. Her daughter Mindy and some long-time friends have pulled together to help her out and make sure she can keep up with bills. (submitted photo)
Benefit for Wendy Kichler scheduled July 19
Life-long East Sider Wendy Kichler has run into some bad luck.
East Sider Chris Rider has a long track record working for the city.
From a long list of volunteer contributions to the East Side and the city at large, and with over 25 years under her belt as a city employee, she’s demonstrated a commitment to St. Paul.
Urban Cross volunteers paint an East Sider’s house on a sunny afternoon. Urban Cross is a youth mission camp that was started by Mounds Park United Methodist Church five years ago. Volunteers through the camp have spend a week doing volunteer work to fix up East Siders’ homes. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Urban Cross volunteers painted the shed of a single homeowner named Jodi, who, due to chronic pain, can no longer keep up with yardwork. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Urban Cross volunteers did yardwork for a homeowner whose yard had gone into disrepair. They mowed, weeded, and trimmed bushes and trees. (Patrick Larkin/Review)
Five years ago, Erick Buck, youth leader at Mounds Park United Methodist Church, came across a brilliantly simple idea: rather than spend loads sending the church’s youth on cross-country mission trips, why not put them to work in their own neighb