Downtown Webster City was bustling with activity on Friday evening at the second "Summer Nights" event.
The Webster City Chamber of Commerce sponsored event is the first to be held outdoors after the first event, held in June, was rained out and held inside Fuller Hall. Both planners and vendors who were preparing in downtown shared a brief moment of tension when a light rain shower began at about 5:30 p.m., just a half-hour before the event was supposed to begin.
However, the rain shortly stopped, and hundreds of community members came out to shop, watch, and participate in activities.
For the Summer Nights event, the City closed off Second street from the Des Moines St. intersection to Willson Ave. A section of Des Moines St. down to 1st St. was also closed for the event.
Adam Lee provided live music at the event. He played acoustic covers of songs on a large stage in front of Sports World. Event-goers enjoyed his music under a large tent near the Webster Theatre where the Chamber provided a tent. Food was furnished by many vendors, including local Boy Scout Troop 17, who grilled meat provided by Webster City Custom Meats to raise money to go to summer camp.
After several other events and activities, including an ice cream eating contest and a hula-hoop contest, vendors packed their wares and much of downtown dispersed after nightfall.
However, many stayed to watch "Yankee Doodle Dandy," shown on a projector in the First American Bank/Stark Plaza.