Rain didn’t stop the partyPublished 1:18pm Thursday, September 6, 2012
Neither rain, sleet, nor dark of night, or something like that, will keep Edwardsburg residents from partying.
Last Saturday, the 100th birthday celebration was planned for Gunn Park for 5 to 7 p.m. At 4 p.m., the park was ready. The tables and chairs were set up. Kids games were ready. The band was tuning up, the popcorn was popping and the snow cones were ready. Several tents were up and everything was looking good. And then the rain came.
When the band members were standing in water, and the table paper was melting away and the chairs were wet, it was decided after consultation that the party would go on, but would be moved to the fire station.
Everyone there pitched in and everything was packed up, with the exception of the concession trailer and a tent, and it was all moved to the M-62 fire station and ready for the 5 p.m. party.
More than 250 people found their way to the station and there was plenty of good food to be enjoyed by everyone. What a feast! Free hot dogs, cake, water, popcorn, snow cones and free music, as well as tasty potluck dishes brought by the community’s good cooks. What more could you ask?
Greeting old friends and neighbors, eating and dancing for grown-ups, games for children and examining the fire trucks and ambulance entertained everyone.
What a great afternoon it turned out to be. And guess what? It never rained again after the party was moved, but at least everyone had a dry seat and feet.
Thanks goes to everyone who pitched in and helped with all of the work and especially to Nancy Stoner, who spearheaded the entire celebration. It was a great day for Edwardsburg and wonderful way to honor the Incorporation of the village.
Some of the monetary donations were used for signs to be placed at the entrance to the town. This puts Edwardsburg on the map once again.
Tags: JoAnne Boepple