The show must go on

Despite rain, Mid-East Festival enjoyed by all



Bounce houses for the kids presented a colorful backdrop to Mid-East Festival activities.

Bounce houses for the kids presented a colorful backdrop to Mid-East Festival activities.

FLINT TWP. — They were singing in the rain, dancing in the rain, cooking, laughing and playing despite the rain during Saturday’s portion of the threeday Mid-East Festival at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church on Calkins Road last weekend. Rainsqualls put a damper on the Saturday evening events but did not cancel the much-anticipated fireworks show at dusk.

Festivalgoers sheltered from the rain under various tents pitched on the church grounds. Merriment included live singers, belly dancers and traditional dancing. A food tent and beer tent kept the crowd fed and happy.

Children had a blast taking turns in bounce houses, a bungee jumper and very popular walk on water ride. It was the seventh consecutive year for the cultural celebration and apparently a good time was had by all.






In between the rainsqualls on Saturday, the crowd took to the open dance floor to cultural music provided by a live band and singers.

In between the rainsqualls on Saturday, the crowd took to the open dance floor to cultural music provided by a live band and singers.

Right, Walk on Water, encased in a plastic bubble, was a popular kids’ feature at the Mid- East Festival last weekend. Left, the bungee jumping ride was another kids’ favorite at the Mid-East Festival.

Right, Walk on Water, encased in a plastic bubble, was a popular kids’ feature at the Mid- East Festival last weekend. Left, the bungee jumping ride was another kids’ favorite at the Mid-East Festival.

 

 

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