A soggy Suwanee Day still brings smilesClick on the image to enlarge a picture.
A soaking Mother Nature was an unwelcome visitor to the 2013 Suwanee Day festival, but participants, vendors, and sponsors still found much to celebrate.
"I just wanted to thank you for a great event," wrote Heather Andersen with Whitney and Robertson Orthodontics. "I'm so sorry the weather wasn't the best. We still 'soaked' it all in and loved it!"
The festival kicked off with an enthusiastic crowd gathered along Buford Highway for the parade. Vendors appeared to do a brisk business before the rain settled in early in the afternoon. By about 5:30, the rain had cleared out, and many people returned for the Fastball concert and fireworks display, which sandwiched an eerie, electrifying, black-light performance by the Royal Dance Academy.
"It was wonderful fun for our family, despite the rain," said Jennifer Podesta on Facebook.
Event Manager Amy Doherty expressed appreciation for the vendors, sponsors, and attendees who supported Suwanee Day. "We work really hard to make this day possible," she says. "It means a lot when folks come out to enjoy our 'celebration of community' whether it's rain or shine."
Check out the Best of Show and parade winners.
Best of Show
Congratulations to Suwanee Day 2013 exhibitors who were selected as the best of the best: