Summerfest returned to welcoming residents

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – After a five-year hiatus, Summerfest returned June 13 and 14 to welcoming arms.

“I thought the event was great,” Recreation Director Todd Dickman said. “Everyone seemed to have fun.”

Dickman couldn’t give a crowd estimate, but said it was a steady crowd. One of the big draws was the cardboard boat races.

“People are already talking about having them next year,” Dickman said.

Resident Mary Trumbley said it was nice to see the event return.

“It was a lot of fun,” Trumbley said. “And there was so much to do.”

Budget cuts sent the event away and this year sponsors stepped up to bring it back, Dickman said.

Classic cars, inflatable bounce houses, fireworks, arts and crafts, live music, clowns and food were all part of the two-day event.

“I hope they bring it back again next year,” Trumbley said. “It was just a really, really neat family event. And the kids had so much fun they needed a nap afterwards.”

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