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Ozarks Public Television (OPT-KOZJ) -- the local PBS affiliate -- is working on a documentary about Marian Days in Carthage. 

We talked to the crew about the importance of capturing a festival like this. 

Linda Bui has been coming to Marian Days with members of her parish for over 20 years. 

Linda Bu, Food Vendor from Port Arthur, Texas:"We meet once a year, a lot of people are so nice and are like ah, I haven't seen you in a long time. It's like just seeing new people and also the other people from the past."

They travel from Port Arthur, Texas and sell dried fish and shrimp that are caught on the gulf of mexico. They also run one of the largest food tents at the festival.  

Her church was hit by Hurricane Harvey last year, and they are still working to recover.. but that doesn't keep them from making the trek to celebrate the festival. 

Bui:"It's kind of like summer vacation, or a big reunion. "

It's stories like her's that a crew from Ozarks Public Television.. with help from Joplin Historian Brad Belk.. are capturing for a documentary on Marian Days. 

Brent Slane, Ozarks Public Television:"This is just an amazing event. Anywhere you stop, any person that you meet, has a story of what brings them here, whether it's their faith or family, religion, whatever."

Brad Belk, Joplin Historian / MSSU Community Historian:"On 28 acres, 50..60 thousand people, it's an amazing story and it's somewhat of an unknown story."

The film crew's been in town since earlier this week.. and are capturing all the culture, food, camaraderie -- and stories -- that happen at the festival-- so they can share it with those that have never attended. 

Slane:"I'm a local Ozarks resident for all my life. I've known of Marian Days celebration going on here, but I've never attended. So, this is an awesome opportunity to get involved and experience what is going on." 

Belk:"Exploring this, and getting that out to the public, I think would be very valuable."

It's something Bui hopes will get more young people involved in the festival -- so it will go on for years to come. 

Bui:"Mostly that it will help our young folks, to get them to come here to this Asian community to meet more people around here to help this continue."

The Marion Days festival continues through Sunday morning. 

If you would like to learn more about Marian Days, follow this link: https://visit-carthage.com/annual-marian-days/

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