The normally quiet, little town of Silver Lake sprung to life this weekend with the return of Silver Lake Days Festival – the 39th installment of the annual fest.
Festivities kicked off on Friday, June 19 with the “Echoes of the Past” tractor/equipment display. And capping off the evening was a spirited performance by the country/bluegrass outfit Kim Robins and 40 Years Late.
On Saturday, the Manchester Civic Band started off at 10 a.m. Then the “Candy Land”-themed parade revved up at 11 a.m. followed by the Cutie King and Queen judging.
The Fireman’s Water Ball Tourney brought out quite a crowd. Downtown, Chris Cage hosted karaoke while some fest-goers had a go at the cornhole contest. There were even a few entries for the bed race.
An ice cream social was held at the old fire station Friday night, and many were fed at the hog roast on Saturday. The Lions host bingo on Saturday evening.
Throughout the afternoon, folks enjoyed things like fair food, a bounce house, the “Wrecking Ball,” homemade ice cream, face painting and numerous garage sales.
Closing out festivities will be a performance by John Curran and Renegade at 8 p.m.