WARSAW — People were swimming, little ones were playing in the sand and fun and educational events took place all over the park.
Temps reached into the upper 90s, with high humidity, Saturday, June 11, and there was even a brief downpour, but that didn’t stop the people or Northern Indiana Lakes City Festival from enjoying the day’s events at Center Lake Beach.
The first annual Paddle Wars took place this year, by the P4C Paddlers for Conservation, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting paddling, education and conservation. The way this event worked by tying two canoes together, with two to three people in each canoe. The first team to pull the other team’s canoe over the finish line (rope) won.
Another event was the Family Entertainment, Inc., water show. This show was aimed more toward children and taught them the importance of water conservation in a fun, and wet, format.
The brief rainfall didn’t keep the Circle City Sidewalk Stompers Clown Band from livening up the beach with their jazzy tunes like, “It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Ain’t Got That Swing” and “Zoot Suit Riot.”
The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival will be held next year in May, over Memorial Day weekend, according to an announcement that was made during the festival.