Bonney Lake Days was a rainy success
April 30, 2009 · Updated 2:48 PM
Bonney Lake Days started with a bang Friday under sunny skies at Allan Yorke Park, but we live where it rains, and it did.
Saturday afternoon saw the dark clouds roll across the sky and the rain came down.
Despite the weather, there was a pizza eating contest, pancake feeds, wheelbarrow races and plenty of fun for those who attended.
"A good time was had by all, except for the wet parts," said Louisa Smith, one of the organizers of the celebration. "We really had a good turnout considering the weather. It would have been tremendous had the weather cooperated."
The stage acts all performed as scheduled, although some were moved under cover to miss the showers.
By 8 p.m. Saturday when The Great Pretenders took the stage, the rain had turned to showers. The energetic band played to a good crowd seated under a canopy with some happy couples dancing in the rain.
The rain also let up for both days of the pancake feed. Smith reported the Panthers Booster Club made $1,500. The proceeds will be spent on needed equipment and supplies at Bonney Lake High School, which will open in the fall of 2005.
The car show was another rousing success. There was a $10 entry fee collected from those entering a car in the show. The money from the show went to the Bonney Lake Kiwanis and will be spent on local service projects for kids.
Councilman Neil Johnson said planning for next year's event has already started.
"This year was a great success," Johnson said. "People still came even when it rained. We got a lot of good feedback from the vendors. We're meeting in two weeks to start planning for next year."
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