Jesse sits down with the Putnam family to discuss what Marian days means to them as Carthage residents and why they let travelers camp in their yard for the weekend.
Marian Days is a way to bring together the Carthage and larger Vietnamese community, giving residents the opportunity to experience Vietnamese culture and ultimately talk and meet with people.
Eric says that he had around 150 people staying in his yard last year and expects more this year. He says he allows people to stay because he wants to be accommodating for the travelers and to build relationships with people. Hannah and Hayden, Eric's daughters, both agree with the sentiment too. The point of Marian Days is to come together and make friends, so being helpful is just a key part of that experience.