What would Unity Days be without weather issues? Wait, we had a gorgeous weekend. FINALLY.
The weekend began honoring the newest members of the Gold Residents - those individuals who have lived in Mayfield Heights for 50+ years. Lunch was served and memories were shared. Friday night the rides began, as well as the bocce tournament. Two bands performed; Twist! at the main tent and the Doug Kaufman Band at the bocce courts. Both were well received by the crowds.
Saturday was awesome. With beautiful skies the crowds came and explored the rides, inflatables, and games. They were wowed by Jungle Terry, Dr. U R Awesome and the Rockin' Robots; and they danced to tunes from Yacht Rock Cleveland all the way until fireworks. The Citizen of the Year was presented to Erin Sipos as friends and family cheered on. Those who stayed stated these were the best fireworks that we've had in quite some time.
Sunday, again the weather cooperated. The parade route was again at its normal starting spot. Starting with Parade Marshal Fox 8's weather personality Melissa Mack until the last unit to get back to Golden Gate Shopping Center, the parade provided music, waves and of course lots of candy. Back in the park, the bocce tournament was coming to a conclusion, while the THe Polka Pirates were jamming away in the main tent. Lines were long for the inflatables, face painter, and caricaturist artist. The night and weekend was capped off with the big raffle winner announcements.
The City of Mayfield Heights Parks and Recreation thanks everyone for coming and we will get to work on bringing a great Unity Days to you again in the future!
Raffle Prize - Main Prize Winners
1st Prize - $3,000
2nd Prize - $1,000
3rd Prize - Overnight Stay at the Glidden House and Bicycle