Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Heat Doesn't Deter Music Lovers from Wheatstock

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Heat Doesn't Deter Music Lovers from Wheatstock

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Vivian and Johnnie Williams sat under a canopy Saturday afternoon on the lawn of Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site. Even with industrial-size fans placed at the edge of the tent and a cool breeze drifting through every so often, the temperature of 97 degrees felt oppressive.

But the temperature and accompanying heat advisory didn't deter the Williamses, of Topeka, from enjoying the folk and acoustic music at Wheatstock.

Vivian Williams said Saturday marked the first time she and her husband had attended the Wheatstock festival, a free annual concert that has been held at Old Prairie Town for the past few years. As local band Novy finished its set, which included such recognizable tunes as "Imagine," "Twist and Shout," "Desperado" and "Peaceful Easy Feeling," she said she and her husband had enjoyed the variety of music.

"We really do relate to the songs," she said.

The couple also cooled off with ice cream from the Potwin Drug Store, a short distance from where the canopy and lawn chairs were set up, Williams said. …

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