People were still trickling in at 8:00 pm as the Marion Fireworks Committee’s second annual beach party on April 5 started picking up the pace with music and lights provided by Fun 107’s Michael Rock, and guests holding drinks with little umbrellas began shaking their hips. There was the scent of tropical coconutty sunblock in the air as guests perused the items up for auction, including a luxury African photo safari valued at $5,500. The portable photo booth was a new addition to the party this year, letting guests memorialize the event with a silly photo wearing a stick-on mustache and a funny hat. All proceeds go to the summer 2014 fireworks display.
By Jean Perry