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My Waterloo Days and the rain

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"Every year there has been weather incidents, every year."

The 2015 My Waterloo Days has kicked off....and so has the rain. It's a little disappointing for organizers.

Co-Chair of the festival, Tracy Southall says, "We plan all year for this and I think it's important to at least try to go through with it the best we can."

It hasn't been easy for the festival. Weather can lead to low attendance, which has been an issue in the past.

"We plan for the festival to play out one way or another. It's not great...but it's not going to stop us," Jeff Kurtz says.

And both organizers and vendors hope the rain won't stop the people from coming out this year.

"We just go with the flow.. you know it's a fun business and it's fun to see the people that are here. That's one of the main reasons we do it it's fun- everyone is here to have a good time so it's a good way to spend a weekend," says Deb Olsen of The Lemon.

So rain or shine, the weather is one battle that these organizers are taking on.

My Waterloo Days will go until Sunday evening. Organizers say they will not cancel a day unless the weather is severe.


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