Nativity BVM Catholic School holds annual Halloween Carnival

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses all came out to enjoy the 64th annual Halloween Carnival at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic School in Biloxi.

This year’s carnival included a silent auction, a haunted house, live entertainment, a costume contest, food and drink booths, a pumpkin patch, and class sponsored game booths.

The private school depends on tuition, donations, and fundraisers to provide what’s necessary for students and faculty.

The school considers the Halloween Carnival its major fundraiser of the year. Principal Traci Kessler said, “First of all, I think it’s such a tradition, 64 years in the same place, doing this every year. I was a student here myself as a child and I can remember how wonderful the carnival was every year. So, I think it’s just that they come back for the nostalgia of it and they know it is here every year, so they want to come.”

Another tradition for students is the annual pumpkin decorating contest before the carnival.

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