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Though a steady drizzle didn't dampen the spirits of those who turned out to celebrate Labor Day in Waddy, it did keep away some spectators.
Ralph Garrett of Waddy Christian Church said that he was slightly disappointed because the proceeds from the Labor Day festivities go to benefit the church.
"We are grateful for the people who came out, but we wish it had been a larger crowd," he said.
Charles Masters, who has been attending the Waddy Labor Day festivities for the past 45 years, laughed as he recalled the words of former Waddy High School Principal Roy Martin.
"We had a big crowd at the parade one year, and he said he hadn't seen so many people since the beer truck turned over," Garrett said, chuckling.
Garrett and Charles Masters of Waddy had some down time with a small crowd, so they took a turn around the block on their bicycle built for two.
Charla Master, who whipped up funnel cake batter, said she was just glad the batter had no lumps in it.
"It looks smooth and good," she said, raising her whisk.
Judy Mackey of Shelbyville took her grandson, Jake, to have his face painted like Spider-man.
"We're having a great time," she said.
The festivities started with a parade downtown and included numerous yard sales, face painting, and plenty of food for the famished, including burgers, funnel cakes and more.