Saturday was a big day in both Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown; and it would have been much bigger had it not been for the weird weather challenging both the and the .
Both events got off to a rainy start, but then settled into at least a few hours of fun before the bad weather returned.
It was a tornado warning that scared Sleepy Hollow Street Fair organizers into closing things down at 2:30 p.m. With all the tables and tents at risk of taking to the air, "you have to play it safe," said the Chamber of Commerce's JoAnn Murray, as she packed up her table. "We can't control the weather."
Local band Juke Joint did not play at the street fair as planned, neither would they play later that night at the fundraiser at postponed until further notice — though the original promotion promised rain or shine, it couldn't anticipate tornadoes.
Across town, Main Street had less classic cars than fire department members may have hoped for. The car owners who were there with pristeenly kept models from Porsche to...Prius kept busy continually buffing off persistant rain drops.
Member of Consolidated Engine Steve Mustacchi joked, "We pushed things earlier in order to beat the sun." (The sun came out shortly after the awards ceremony.) But, he added, "All told, despite the weather, it was a success. Folks stuck it out, and we should be able to fund a modest scholarship."
On Sunday, Saturday's blah forecast was a distant memory as the day rolled out fresh and pristine. Perfect for the last and another visit to the lighthouse.
The fishermen on the corner of the GM lot showed off a blue crab catch as I entered and a catfish as I exited.