The prayers of the organisers were answered on Saturday as the rain held off and crowds flocked yet again to the popular Syston Carnival.
A heavy downpour overnight had raised fears the event might be a washout.
But marching bands, dance groups, arena displays and more than 70 stalls provided great family entertainment throughout the day.
Bob Hendry, who has organised the event since 1977, said: “I was down at the park early on Saturday at 5.15 and I got soaked through with the rain.
“I must have said 20 prayers after that asking for the rain to stop and thankfully it did.
“Everyone I have spoken to since has said how good the day was.
“The charities and organisations were all pleased with the takings on their stalls.”
This year’s carnival had a 1940s, 1950s and 1960s theme with fancy dress competitions and a shop window contest, which was won by Second Hand Rose.
Home-made baking and jam competitions were held and popular attractions included the Syston Band and the town Scouts band, while Plinxton Puppets kept children entertained all day.