Show goes on for rainy Tower Days weekend

Despite on and off rain all weekend, Spring Lake Park’s annual Tower Days celebration still attracted plenty of visitors.

“Everything went ahead as scheduled, we didn’t have to make any adjustments,” said Marian Rygwall, parks and recreation director for Spring Lake Park.

Tower Days kicked off the evening of June 6 with the parade, where people lined the route to see 65 different units on display.

Threatening skies held off and there was no rain during the parade, but the wet weather made other appearances throughout the weekend. However, it didn’t stop the fun.

“Even though it was pouring rain, people were standing in line for the water wars games,” said Rygwall.

She said the bungee trampoline was also a popular attraction, even in the wet weather.

Saturday featured Tower Days’ first value estimation fair where people brought in their personal treasures to find out what they might be worth.

“There was everything from pocket watches to works of art,” Rygwall said.

Luckily the rain stopped during a pretty soggy Sunday for all three scheduled performances of the popular lumberjack show.

It then turned into beautiful evening, just in time for the ice cream social and Rockin’ Hollywoods performance.

The weekend’s festivities wrapped up with the fireworks display at dusk.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at editor.anokaunion@ecm-inc.com

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