Two local events will go on rain or shine
by Sarah Fay Campbell
The forecast calls for a cool weekend, with a chance of showers Saturday afternoon and a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday.
But two local events will go on rain or shine.
The Turin Antique Farm Power Show and Tractor Pull starts with the parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. Showers aren't predicted to start until later in the afternoon, according to Weather.com. There's no rain date for the event, said organizer Bill Banks.
There's a large covered area for spectators, and though the pull can't actually take place if it's raining, they'll be ready to spring into action whenever there is a lull in the weather. The only problem would be lightning. Then, visitors will be asked to wait in their cars. But as soon as things let up, the show will go on.
Banks hopes people will come out, rain or shine. The Turin Antique Tractor Association has invested a lot of money in food for the event and the ever-popular T-shirts.
'We'd like for people to come eat with us,' said Banks, and for them to know the T-shirts will be for sale under the pavilion.
Rain or not, the weather will be cool - with a high of just 72 for Turin on Saturday. That's a distinct change from the norm. 'We usually choose the hottest day of the year,' said Banks.
The 'Victory At All Costs' World War II program Saturday at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum on Jackson Street in downtown Newnan will be held indoors, if need be.
Today's forecast for Newnan is a 30 percent chance of showers, a high of 74 and a low of 65.
Saturday's forecast is for a 40 percent chance of afternoon showers, with a high of 73 and a low of 66.
And Sunday's forecast is for thundershowers with a 60 percent chance, a high of 75, and low of 67.