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.