GALLERY: Stormy start doesn't dampen Fun Fest
High winds, ominous clouds and driving rain threatened to derail Fun Fest Thursday evening, but clear skies returned Friday morning bringing with them heat and humidity that would last the weekend. The crowds could have cared less as they filled the midway, danced to the music of assorted bands each night and cruised between events up and down Knowles Avenue ranging from tractor pulls and water fights to car shows and bean bags. The season's longest parade drew a large crowd armed against the sun with assorted umbrellas and hand fans to fight the heat. Four marching bands took turns entertaining the crowd in between multiple color guards, floats filled with princesses, a stagecoach, posse and plenty of fire trucks, tractors and a convertible carrying a mayor sporting a kilt and cap.