People who arrived early at Boitanio Park for the annual Children’s Festival Saturday had a couple of hours to enjoy the events before a driving rain and hail storm sent visitors scurrying for cover.
Many families with wet, cold young children just packed up and went home while others came prepared to stay, rain or shine and made a day of it.
A little later in the day the sun came out for a little while and some families returned for what was left of the afternoon.
Despite the rain and hail the Shrine clowns kept smiling throughout the day, some making balloon animals for the children.
Children who arrived early for the Children’s Festival were able to jump in the two big bouncy houses provided for the event before they had to be deflated for safety.
Most of the 37 activity events were under cover of small tents allowing for the fun to continue despite the weather.