Rain Puts A Damper On Weekend Events

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

There are a lot of outdoor events going on across the metro this weekend, but unfortunately the weather isn't cooperating.

Despite ominous looking clouds organizers of the D-Day Memorial Run and Walk at Lake Zorinsky Park decided the event must go on. The clouds were just a threat for most of the morning, but then the skies opened up, drenching those below. “It started out nice. We thought maybe we would get through without any, but no,” said Stacie Farrow.

While some participants like Farrow didn’t mind the rain, organizers said it probably did affect how many people came out. "I think people were looking at the weather and didn't think this was going to happen, but that's what you have to go with,” said Daniel Falcon.

At the Summer Arts Festival in downtown Omaha it was a similar scene. Umbrellas were a must and while some people decided to brave the rain, there was visibly less turnout than usual. “A lot of people are usually drawn to this, but it’s weird not seeing anyone down here and around,” said Emily Smith.

Many vendors were tucked in their tents trying to stay dry and warm. Dave Martin handed out free water, but this year he wasn’t getting many takers. “We normally go through this many bottles of water in one day, we will be lucky to go through two bottles of water today.” It’s more than likely because most people had enough of water for one day.

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