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Weekend has a weak end

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Poor weather cancels one event, hurts turnout for several others

By Lisa King

Inclement weather put a damper on what was to have been a very busy weekend of activities around Shelby County, raining out some of them and causing a poor turnout at others.
 

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The Mounted Games, set for Red Orchard Park on Saturday, were rescheduled for May 14, and the Highway 55 Yard Sale had very scattered attendance because of occasional rain and cold weather.

Other events, however, which were held indoors, fared a little better, such as the Touched Twice free medical clinic at First Baptist Church and Health and Fitness Fun Day at the Family Activity Center.

Parks and Recreation Director Clay Cottongim said attendance at the event at the FAC was down from last year, with about 450 people, because of couple of reasons.

“Well, the weather hurt us a little bit, but also, there was another event held at the same time with free medical care, and naturally, people would rather take advantage of that,” he said. “But we were pleased with those who came out and thank the 35 participants who provided services for our event.”

Touched Twice, part of a series of national events, provided free medical screenings and care, including dentistry, and other life services.

 

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Sixteen vendors who set up booths Saturday at Finchville Baptist Church for the Highway 55 Yard Sale, had a poor turnout, probably because of dreary weather, said Annie Eades of Finchville, who organized that event. “We also had a tent set up outside but had to move everything indoors because of the weather,” she said.