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EVEN ON A RAINY DAY....Hundreds Attend Wistaria Festival

Despite Torrential Rains, Cold and Strong Winds, Many Were Determined To See 
Sierra Madre’s Historical Vine

Visitors waited patiently in pouring rain to view Sierra Madre’s historical 
Wistaria Vine. Although there have been other rainy festivals in other 
years, this was the heaviest rainfall in the festival’s history.

 Old Fashioned California Trolleys were scheduled to take visitors from 
downtown Sierra Madre to the vine. Trolley service continued until a combination 
of the winds and rain made the trip to the vine too risky. Tour buses 
from various parts of the state also made the journey to Sierra Madre. The 
rains never stopped for more than a few moments all day.

“What’s a little rain?”, said 
this attendee as she rode 
her scooter down Sierra 
Madre Blvd. A little rain 
was not a problem. A LOT 
of rain was but not for these 
Girl Scouts. (below) 

The vine, from the Sols’ home was prepared for the day, however, 
Mother Nature had other plans. Below, visitors didn’t seem to care 
about the weather. Bottom - Sierra Madre Rotary prepares their 

famous brisket hoping that the dry weather was coming soon!

Above, local businesses 
prepared for what they 
hoped would be thousands 
of visitors. On average, 
(and on a dry day) 
the festival draws more 
than 7,000 people to 
town. However, with the 
heavy rain, thunder, lightening, 
cold and windy 
conditions, the festival 
was compelled to shut 
down five hours early.

 Approximately 100 volunteers 
were on hand. 
At right, three of the bus 
docents stop to smile for 
the camera. Never letting 
the rain wipe the smiles 
off their faces. The true 
spirit of Sierra Madre was 
evident with every cold, 
shivering and wet volunteer 
who stayed until 
Mother Nature finally said 
‘no more’. 

Photos & Captions by

S. Henderson/MVNews

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