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Long-standing New Albany tradition celebrates 30th anniversary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- St. Mary's Catholic School may have closed down, but a long-standing tradition continues.

This Saturday marks the Church's 30th annual Festival and Street Dance.

The Parish school, which had been in operation for more than 100 years, used to be the main recipient of the festival's fundraising, but now that money will go to the Church's general fund.

Festival organizer David Hock knows first-hand the difficulties and rewards of keeping this event alive. "That was quite a blow, losing that school, and its kinda like, do you sit down and give up, or do you fight back? And there's a lot of courageous people at the Parish council here," Hock said.

The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the church's location at the corner of Eighth and Spring streets in New Albany. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and will last until 1 a.m.

The dance will include bingo, kids games, food, and inflatables during the day and live bands, a casino and a beer garden at night.

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