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Weekend was great for Austin

Austin sure was busy this past weekend with all kinds of things to do.

Many people had class reunions — both for Austin High School and for Pacelli High School. Pacelli had a weekend full of festivities for its 100-year celebration, with all kinds of events from a supper on Friday to a mass on Saturday and other tours throughout town to a dinner/dance and outdoor concert at Marcusen Park.

Of course, one of the biggest weekend events was the second Austin ArtWorks Festival. ArtWorks brought a host of events to the old power plant building. It was fun to see all the talent on display. One of my favorites was a woman making pottery. She displayed some great pieces that she has made.

It was fun to see the old building decorated with artwork from local people. The drawings and paintings displayed the vast talents of so many creative people with Austin ties. The live music was great. Every 45 minutes or so a different group would get up and shout their talents out on stage. They had everything from a jazz band, children’s theatre, the Spamettes and a mariachi band, just to name a few.

The concert at Marcusen Park was fantastic. Martin Zellar put on a great show. People seemed to really enjoy Cloud Cult, a group I’d never heard live before. All weekend, large groups of people were reconnecting with others they had not seen for several years.

With all of the events, it sure was a good weekend in Austin. So many people were visiting either for their class reunion or for the ArtWorks Festival.

It was great to see all of these things happening in Austin. I know I sure enjoyed my time.

Thank you to all of the sponsors and volunteers that put these events on. It was great to see all the support that we have in our own town.