By Keith Knepp
SYRACUSE — On Friday afternoon, the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page announced that the August version of “Last Friday” was going to happen in the downtown area “rain or shine.” At that point in the day, it was up in the air which it would be.
Fortunately for everyone, the rain stopped, the sun shone and the party continued. The evening was led by Top Secret, a band out of South Bend that rocked the evening with a variety of cover tunes ranging from 60s classics to mixes of some of today’s popular music. Those inclined to do so were taking Martha and the Vandellas’ suggestion and were dancing in the street, in this case, Main Street, in the two blocks just east of Huntington Street.
Food trucks sat in the parking lot across from the library while a few tents offering everything from free popcorn from RE/MAX Partners to Terri Lynn nuts from the Syracuse Lions Club. If you looked a bit, you could even find voting information from the library’s booth and some fresh strawberry shortcake for sale next to the band’s tent.
A few shiny cars lined the north side of Main Street, hoods open and ready for their admirers. Undoubtedly the threat of weather kept some conscientious car owners with their keys in their pockets and their vehicles in their garages, but those who made it were appreciated by those strolling through the event.
The event ran from 6-8 p.m. and will return to Syracuse Friday, Sept. 25.