The beginning of a new Pittsfield family tradition

One Pittsfield church community decided to use the sun to its advantage.

The parish of St. Mary's Church in Pittsfield held the 1st annual Spring Family Festival.

The idea came from the church's priest who felt there was no reason not to have the festival.

It consisted of food, carnival games, a band and even a talent show.

More than a thousand people rolled through the even this weekend.

Money raised goes toward indoor renovations at the church.