By Marianne Curtis
Despite impromptu rain showers and cooler evening temperatures, the St. Malo Summer Festival was once again a huge success.
The four day festival that celebrates the end of summer took place over the September long weekend starting September 1. Hundreds of people from throughout the region invaded the community and participated in a variety of activities until the event closed Sunday night.
Doors opened Thursday evening with community bingo. A Movie night took place Friday evening, along with a scavenger hunt, chili cook off, movies and fireworks.
Saturday’s activities kicked off with a community parade, followed by baseball tournament, tons of children’s entertainment and the infamous Soap Box races.
On Sunday, the soap box finals took place, along with the ball tournament playoffs. A community dance at the local arena capped off the weekend with hundreds of people attending.
The soap box races are always a highlight of the St. Malo Summer Festival.