SOME WEEKEND ACTIVITIES GO ON AS PLANNED, OTHERS POSTPONED DUE TO TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR
Torrential downpour did not stop a number of activities from going on as planned over the weekend. The rain held off just long enough for the Broad Street Block Party that kicked off the 15th season of the First Friday Concert Series on Friday night. Thousands flocked to downtown Rome for the concert, which featured the music of Curiosity Shoppe. And although the rains and high river levels led to the cancellation of the 13-mile Oostanaula River Race that was to be a part of the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s Waterfest XIII, other Waterfest activities went on as planned (of course, in the rain), including canoe and kayak tug o wars, an Environmental Quiz Bowl involving area elementary school students and a live animal show from Southeastern Reptile Rescue.
One activity that was planned for this past weekend has been postponed due to inclement weather. The 5th annual Tri For The Kids youth triathlon that was scheduled for yesterday is now set for Sunday, June 23rd.
And one activity completely unaffected by the weather (because it was held indoors) was the Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues concert at the DeSoto Theatre on Saturday night. The event was hosted by the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation as a fundraising effort for the restoration of the theater.
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