Rain, clouds don't deter solstice fair
Attendance at Saturday's summer solstice block party easily topped last year's inaugural edition by most accounts.
Most Fourth of July Queen food booths stayed open late. Dual candidates Robyn Booker and Kira Torvend had booths featuring ring-toss, cotton candy and pony rides. A Southeast Beasts 5K run billed as the Solstice Streak (though organizers discouraged participation without clothing) raised $8,000 for a local infant recovering from a heart transplant.
The run, which started at 8 pm, drew participants not only on foot but also on bike and, in the case of several members of the Garn...