No rain on their parade

091813_bagpipesThe Minnesota Police Pipe Band plays in front of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Stillwater Saturday afternoon to start Ascension’s annual “Bagpipes and Bonfires” Celtic celebration and fundraiser. Ascension Rector Buff Grace said the band added a “Scottish atmosphere” to the event. Rain later in the evening dampened the festival, which still attracted a good-size crowd. Funds raised go to Ascension’s outreach programs such as the church’s “last-Sunday-of-the-month dinners. (Photo courtesy of Bob Rupp)