PHOTOS: Hundreds enjoy Pioneer Day in Newport
Sun was the only thing missing from the Aug. 13 Pioneer Day in Newport.
More than a century old, the annual civic party drew hundreds to Pioneer Park, which had sprouted striped tents, food booths, inflatables, a merry go round and bushels of sweet corn.
The event included a raffle, games, car show and live music by bluegrass band Timbre Junction and New Orleans traditionalists the Stone Arch Jazz Band. A K-9 unit from the Washington County Sheriff's Office demonstrated dog takedown techniques, and Elvis impersonator Chris Olson executed some some G-rated gyrations.
Crowds lined the streets for the parade, which featured fire trucks, floats and the Klondike Kates from the St. Paul Winter Carnival.