The youth at Holy Cross Catholic Church had some fun events this summer.  In June a large group went on a day trip to high Heaven, a trampoline park in Jackson, where they jumped to high heaven, tossed balls, rolled balls, dived into foam squares, and did all sorts of different activities.  Parents drove the group, and had fun, too.  Emily Moran organized the trip which included children of different ages.  Thank you to all who helped with this fun trip for our youth! CCF and CYO aged children attended a barbeque and water slide party on July 16th at the home of Brent and Kristen Page. It was a perfect day for going down a water slide since the temperature was so high!  The cool water was refreshing and lots of splashing contributed to the fun.  Hamburgers and hotdogs cooked on the barbeque were served along with side dishes and cold drinks.  It was a fun way to spend time on a late Saturday afternoon.  Catherine Hicks helped Kristen and Brent plan and organize the party and parents and teachers helped with it.

     On August 6th the annual church picnic and Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held at Northside Park starting at 9 AM.  The Knights of Columbus will provide lunch for everyone.  Come and join in the fun!

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    A Beyonce concert alone would be such a huge thrill for her fans, but a Beyonce concert in Paris, France is beyond thrilling!  Carmen and Eric Yarbrough traveled from the Dubai International Airport to Paris recently, and thoroughly enjoyed both!  Since they had arrived in Paris before their room in the hotel was ready, they boarded a tour bus for a sightseeing trip around the city.  They saw many famous sights, among them the beautiful Eiffel Tower, the interesting building of the Louvre Museum which is the world’s largest art museum.      

The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally constructed in the 12th to 13th century. It has housed the museum since 1793 when 537 paintings were put on the display. The majority of the original works were possessions of the former crown of France or confiscated church works.

Over the last few centuries the museum has expanded to include several thousand additional pieces of art and is now visited by over 8 million visitors per year.

The couple also had the opportunity to visit the Arc de Triomphe.

The Arc offers a beautiful view of urban Paris and since 1920 shelters France's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier honoring those killed in World Wars I and II.  There is an eternal flame which is rekindled each evening at 6:30 p.m. The bicycle race, the Tour de France, culminates at the arch during the month of July.  The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.  It was constructed as the entrance to the 1889 World's Fair.  There are three levels for visitors with restaurants on the first two levels and an observation deck on the top level which offers a magnificent view of the city.

After touring the city during the day, Eric and Carmen went on a night riverboat cruise on the Seine River which showed them all of the monuments lighted up.  The Eiffel Tower was beautiful with all of its height glowing with lights.  They traveled to Saint-Denis which is a Paris suburb to Beyonce's concert at the Stade De France.  What a magical trip!