Olympic Torch Relay in Old Orchard– June 17, 2004
The Olympic Torch was carried right in front of Music Folk and through the Old Orchard neighborhood on its way to the Webster Groves City Hall on Thursday, June 17. The Merchants Association decorated the streetscape and brought in three different music groups to entertain the estimated 800 people on our sidewalks.
Our resident artist, Tom Arri, designed our window sign commemorating the Olympic Torch Relay.
A part of the rather large crowd gathered in front of our store and our neighbor, KFNS.
Coca Cola was one of the sponsors of the event and distributed free drinks as they rolled through Old Orchard.
The torch approacheth.
After all the waiting, it happened fast. This was, unfortunately, the best close-up we got.