Large crowds in excess of 5000 crowded downtown Watertown for the Downtown Business Associations Fall Festival .... Aided by perfect weather the well organized event featured vendors, crafters, food, entertainment and a large display of classic cars.
I was able to pick the Mayor's Choice Award which I gave to Nick and Joann Reff of Watertown for their 1938 Studebaker Commander. There were so many great cars but the Reff's are new to collecting and its always good to get your first trophy. Their Studebaker was in very good shape and largely in stock condition.
Many other awards were given out as roller derby and boxing club enthusiasts entertained the masses.
Also today, I participated in the 5K walk put on by the Urban Mission and the Burkard Family to honor a family member killed in an alcohol related crash. I was clustered with the poltical operatives and electeds in the back of the field, but it was good exercise and fun.
Also today, I scooted up to Tennis Island to stop in at Dave Mance's summer party for former staffers at the radio station. Ted and Marie Ford were there dripping in liberalism. Dave reaffirmed his support of President Obama and we decided to talk about things other than politics. Ted did bring his specialty dish...Spicy meatballs he calls "Buffalo Balls."
Then I had to scoot back to Fort Pearl to work the night shift and make a little cash after a busy day.