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Downtown party eclipses expectations
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Peter Korman takes a peek into a telescope Monday while he waits for the eclipse. He traveled from Huntsville, Ala., with his family.
The Blackout 2017 party cheered as the sun vanished Monday, casting darkness across historic downtown McMinnville.Crowd estimates place the number of visitors at the downtown event between 2,000 and 5,000. They, as well as the rest of Warren County, were given an unobstructed view of The Great American Eclipse, from beginning to end, including totality.“We are very pleased with Blackout 2017,” said Main Street McMinnville executive director Katie Kemezis. “Through community partnerships and a can-do spirit, our downtown was transformed into a giant viewing party where people could come enjoy the total solar eclipse together with family, friends and fellow eclipse-goers.”The Pink Floyd Appreciation Society performed songs from Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album.