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Mother Nature shortens Forsyth’s Family Fest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

But fun was not out of reach for Friday’s attendees

 

Despite the rain and thunder and lightning, we found ways to celebrate another Family Fest — albeit a fest that was abbreviated by Mother Nature.

We might have missed out on all of Saturday’s events, but we still had fun together sharing a meal and hearing some great live music from Smooth Times Band under the tent on Friday night. Before the rains came, brave kids — young and old — jumped aboard the carnival rides that are such a big part of this annual party in the park.

We had to wait an extra day for things to dry out, but we still got to watch a great fireworks show, just on Sunday night rather than the usual Saturday night. And even though the weather didn’t cooperate, we adapted and made the best of it, as hearty Midwesterners always have.

It’s always good to get together for Family Fest to celebrate our hometown!

Wet weather washes out 5K

Even though inclement weather and lightning wiped out Saturday’s activities, the 5k/1-mile/Kid Run event had several reasons to celebrate. First, this year’s event had a record-breaking number of pre-registered participants. Secondly, switching to dri-fit shirts gave us better Forsyth swag to enjoy. Lastly, the chip-timing company that was secured would have made race-day entries and results even more streamlined. We hope to enjoy the full benefits of this next year!

Race coordinators — Jess Bagley, Shauna Bohlmann, Bob Gruenewald, Tracy Hewitt and Kaushik Sojitra — have a list of race-day volunteers to thank: Erin Atherton, Paige Brandel, Bernadette Birkholtz, Deanna Chandler, Carole Duff, Ruth Garner, Annette Gilson, Vera Heiser, Mary Janetzky, Melissa Leathers, Darcy Morr, Kathy and John Nichols and Loes and Hannah Padrutt. 

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