RACINE — Despite the early day rain and cooler temperatures, hundreds of people packed into Racine’s Star Mill Park on Saturday evening as County music star Lee Brice took to the stage.
Brice performed song such as his No. 1 hit a “Woman Like You” and new single “Hard 2 Love.”
Several fans crowded near the stage as Brice performed, while others had took part in a meet and great prior to the performance.
Several runners braved the rain and cool temperatures to take part in the annual 5K run/walk.
The parade — which included fire trucks, the Southern High School band, church groups, horses, and political candidates — made its way through town despite the continued rain.
Following the parade, Jennifer McCoy was crowned the 2012 Party in the Park Queen. McCoy is the daughter of Barry and Debby McCoy.
Stefanie Pyles was named first runner-up, and Shelby Pickens was named Miss Congeniality. The winners were crowned by 2011 Party in the Park Queen Emily Ash.
Saturday’s festivities also featured performances by Heartbreak Ridge and After Midnight.
The 8th annual Cruisin’ Saturday Night car show was held in conjunction with the event, bringing vehicles of all types to the park.
The annual festival also included a petting zoo, amusement rides, arcade games, craft and food vendors, an antique tractor show, and the kiddie tractor pull.