The Battleford Community Spirit Group's block party in downtown Battleford Thursday was disappointingly dampened by the weather.
The plan was for an event that would include street festivities, food and entertainment, a farmer’s market with vendors, historical tours and wagon rides.
The event was planned for a Thursday as residents often travel to the lake on weekends. It was to begin at 4 and runs until 8 p.m.
The entire northwest region was under a tornado watch (not a warning) and Battleford did take a hit by thunder, lightning, heavy rain and wind just as the block party was to start.
Maybe next year?
Gail Sack of the Community Spirit Group said one of the reasons for holding the event is to showcase the town to new residents. There's no word yet on whether it will be rescheduled.
The Battleford Post Office clock was even running for the event. Co-owner of the post office building, Jesse Crozier, said he had three of the four clock faces were working. The east facing component, Crozier said, needs to have a shaft rebuilt before it will be safe to run.