REED CITY — Early in the planning process, organizers of the Great American Crossroads celebration noted that if the weather held, everyone would have a great time.

It also was pointed out that if the weather was less than accommodating, everyone would have a great time anyway.

This past weekend, there was a little of this, and a little of that.

Some moments of rain. Great windows of sunny skies.

And through it all, folks had a great time at the annual Crossroads Celebration in Reed City.

From the choosing of royalty to represent Reed City throughout the coming year, to the last rubber ducky collected from the Hersey River — it was fun, fun, fun.

Crowds filled Westerburg Park for ball games and a wide variety of fun and entertainment offerings.

Rambadt Park also saw good sized crowds visiting for musical offerings and other fun.

Downtown and along the Pere Marquette Rail to Trail pathway, families, friends, neighbors and visitors enjoyed races, street venders, parades, (in the plural!), a quilt show, a car show, and much, much more.

During the occasional burst of rain, there were plenty of stores to browse and Reed City’s depot to visit.

Nothing could really stop the fun, and nothing did stop the sense of community that permeated the weekend-long event.

And now ... planning begins for the next Crossroad Celebration.

See ya next year!