Robin Gillett kept a sense of humor Saturday.
After all, what else could she do. It was raining and there wasn’t anything she could do about it.
Regardless of the weather, she had decided to press forward with the 7th annual Rockin’ Robins Car & Truck Show, joking it had become a “car wash.”
The wet conditions did shorten the show’s hours and curtailed entries, as expected, but the show still drew 34 entries.
Although there was a high of 74 entries a year ago, Saturday’s lineup would have been considered a good number in the first couple years of the show.
The rainfall also slowed vendor participation but there were still several options sheltered under awnings or tents for visitors to the show.
Gillett said the decline in participation will, obviously have an impact on the amount of charitable contributions the show generates.
Beneficiaries of the show are Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a military group, and trade school scholarships for Booneville and Magazine students.
Plans for a kids area were, unfortunately washed out but the live band, ironically named Wildfire, did play on, beneath the covering of an enclosed trailer that served as a stage.