ROME -- After a one year hiatus, the Rome Catholic School Festival returned Friday.
The festival was held at the Rome campus of Mohawk Valley Community College.
Parents and children came out to enjoy carnival rides, games, and food. There was also live entertainment from a local musical group.
The annual festival has been around for over 40 years. The festival is a fundraiser to support Rome Catholic School's educational programs.
The year long hiatus was due to organizers facing challenges after the school changed locations.
Committee member Sybil Preski says that after taking a break the festival is back better than ever! She says she hopes that having fundraisers will help the school get back to what it used to be.
"I think it's a hidden gem that people need to appreciate, and work towards trying to get their kids to go here so we can expand and become a high school again," Preski said. "It's really important to promote catholic education that people have an option of different schools to go to."
This is just one of the schools many fundraisers they hold throughout the year.
The school's goal is to raise $25,000 over the school year.
The festival will continue Saturday, from 12 p.m-10 p.m., and Sunday, from 12 p.m-5 p.m.