Stansbury residents and visitors enjoyed great weather Saturday as they united around Stansbury Lake for the 2017 Stansbury Days event.
Morning dawned early for athletes participating in the community’s triathlon, but the parade, with a later call time, was more of a leisurely stroll.
Stansbury High School figured prominently among parade participants. Gearing up for a new school year and marching along the route were the drama department, color guard, cheerleaders and ballroom dance team.
But local businesses, like Stansbury’s Head Quarters beauty salon, also celebrated with a float demonstrating how modern hairstyling methods and styles have changed from the dome-lidded hair blowers and bouffant styles of yesteryear.
Stansbury Lake became the focal point for the day’s events — including the finish line for both the triathlon and the parade. Residents enjoyed food trucks and entertainment that included kid-powered giant bubble balls, a magician and lake fishing.
But the two cardboard box boat races, one for ages 12 and under and another for 13 and up, produced perhaps some of the best entertainment, especially for those participating. The vessels may have begun the race intact, but several, like a boat named 388, ended up a soggy mass of goo by the finish line.
The Stansbury Days festivity itself did not sink. For many, the day’s events induced smiles, as kids got together with friends or remained with family, for a last August hurrah before bouncing like a bubble ball back to school today.