The Storm Before the Calm

Thunder, lightning, flooding and frustrating delays aside, we opened the gates at last Saturday’s Bon Festival beneath clear skies and sent almost 1,000 lighted lanterns into Morikami Lake; as one Facebook fan so aptly put it, we braved “the storm before the calm.” We want to first thank our visitors and steadfast supporters who braved this storm with us on Saturday. Under torrential rain and severe weather advisory until 6:30 pm, we opted to open our doors no later than 7:30pm. There was no shortage of work to be done: downed power …

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