This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The early bird gets the storm

Today was the first day for the Little Cousin Jasper Festival but some people had set up their tents yesterday. A storm with strong winds passed through the area this morning and the storm mangled a couple of those tents.
Hardest hit was the tent for Bags, Bangles, and Baskets, which at one time had a store on the Court House Square. The wind not only destroyed the tent but also damaged much of the merchandise. The owner will not be at the Festival this year.

Intermittent showers and the threat of rain pretty well shut down the festival this afternoon. It was empty and many of the booths and tents were covered to protect from rain.
The people in charge have worked very hard to organize this. I hope they have better weather and big crowds tomorrow.

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