St. Michael's donates Medfest Proceeds

Father Michael Pavez donating $5,000 to Family Services of Southeast Texas

Year after year, St. Michael Mediterranean Festival draws larger and larger crowds. People come from far and wide to enjoy the delicious traditional dishes of the Mediterranean, a colorful bazaar, and mesmerizing performances. Approximately 8,000 people made the ninth annual MedFest a great success.

The festival is about traditions, and one of those traditions has been to give back to the Southeast Texas community.

“We feel that it is most important to share what we are given,” said Father Michael Pavez when presenting a $5,000 check to Family Services of Southeast Texas Board President Marilyn Gripon.

“We rely so much on support from our community. This donation will help so many victims start fresh, free them from domestic abuse, and ensure that they never feel unsafe in their own home again,” said Gripon. “We are extremely grateful that St. Michael’s chose to bless Family Services Women and Children’s Shelter with this gift.”