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Editorial: Persevering through the weather

It sure seems like Mother Nature is mad at us.

After all, heavy rain plagued Worthington (not to mention the whole region) during the weekend of the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, scaling back the turnout on Sailboard Beach and putting an overall damper (pun intended) on the festivities. It should be noted, though, that the 14th annual event went off about as well as could be expected under the circumstances, and Worthington will no doubt be ready to host an outstanding national windsurfing championship event next June.

The annual Regatta chair auction -- where all proceeds are donated each year to a specific chosen charity -- was supposed to be have taken place that weekend, but because of the rain wound up being rescheduled as part of the Nobles County Relay for Life event this past Friday. Again, the weather gods opted to try and wreak a little havoc with things.

Gusty winds prevented the lighting of luminarias -- always a highlight of the event -- but a good crowd nevertheless attended, and the chair auction (whose proceeds went to Relay this year) raised $1,870. All in all, this year's Relay raised $67,000 -- and there's still plenty of time left to make the $76,000 goal.

Mother Nature may get tough with us sometimes, but we sure know how to fight through it.

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