Rain, white and blue

The rain clouds could not keep community members from celebrating the birth of our country and wearing red, white and blue. Residents came out to Memorial Park along Lake Shore Drive to celebrate the summer holiday.

Vendors, both food and craft, as well as live music took over Memorial Park. There were a few bursts of showers throughout the day but they did not last long.

Melissa Zastrow of Dunkirk brought her two daughters, Luvlee, age 4, and Christina, age 5, to the park in the mid-afternoon with plans of returning later on in the evening. Both girls had umbrellas in hand to ward off the pesky raindrops.

“We’re going to have a picnic then come back later,” Zastrow said. “It might be an indoor picnic.”

Gavin, age 4, was wearing his best red, white and blue with flag shorts and a T-shirt with sunglasses in the color of the American flag. Gavin who was with Amy Estep said they had come to eat earlier in the afternoon at Memorial Park with plans to return later.

Bernard Holland of South Dayton picked his spot in Memorial Park shortly before 3 p.m. He plans to stay until dark unless inclement weather happens.

“If it rains, we’re leaving,” Holland joked.

Since the holiday was on a Thursday, Music on the Pier was moved to Memorial Park. Prior to Wanted: America’s Bon Jovi Tribute Bande taking the stage, Fallen Union performed.

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