Let the rain come down: Fun Fest keeps going

Not one but three inflatable structures entertain kids at Loretto Fun Fest, Saturday, Sept. 14. Kids found the slides to be faster as light rain lubricated the surfaces. As kids played in the precipitation, some said rain was their favorite part of the day’s festivities, said Loretto Treasurer and Utility Clerk Mary Schneider. Events continued under the elements and under tents at Loretto Lions Park and on West Railway Street. More photos from Loretto Fun Fest are inside this newspaper. (Photo by Bill Nord) Abby Swanson, Collin Smith and his sister Lauren Smith, all of Loretto, are winners of the hunt for the Fun Fest medallion. Abby and Collin teamed up to win last year, and Collin also won the year before, according to Loretto Treasurer and Utility Clerk Mary Schneider. (Photo courtesy of city of Loretto) The kiddie train is a tradition at Loretto’s outdoor events. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Volunteers grill burgers for passersby on Railway Street. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Rain dampens the Loretto Market, as some Fun Fest visitors decide to avoid the precipitation. (Photo by Bill Nord)
Andrew Bruett, of Delano, cruises down a slide on one of the inflatable play structures. Rain made the slides extra fast for kids. (Photo by Bill Nord)
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Not one but three inflatable structures entertain kids at Loretto Fun Fest, Saturday, Sept. 14. Kids found the slides to be faster as light rain lubricated the surfaces. As kids played in the precipitation, some said rain was their favorite part of the day’s festivities, said Loretto Treasurer and Utility Clerk Mary Schneider. Events continued under the elements and under tents at Loretto Lions Park and on West Railway Street. More photos from Loretto Fun Fest are inside this newspaper. (Photo by Bill Nord)

Let the rain come down: Fun Fest keeps going

Rain hit Loretto midway through the city’s annual Fun Fest, Saturday, Sept. 14. And activities — even the fireworks — kept going at the festival, held at Loretto Lions Park and on West Railway Street. The city of Loretto put to use 120 feet of tents under which a disc jockey spun music and adults enjoyed a street dance with music by The Irresistibles Sweet Soul Show featuring Mick Sterling. In the Lions Park Pavilion, kids had faces painted and met Gonzo the clown. Pony rides and three inflatable structures kept going in the rain.