Nonstop action highlights MAINx24

Despite cold, breezy weather and some early rain, many came out Saturday to the MAINx24 festival on Main Street.

The event started at 8 a.m. Saturday with games for children and was to end early this morning with music and breakfast.

Long before the music stopped Saturday, 2-year-old Cash Christianson, of Chattanooga, had all the fun he could take. At 3 p.m. he snoozed in a chair outside the Area 61 gallery while passers-by paused to admire his restfulness.

Cash's dad, Chris Christianson, herding 4-year-old Carter and 6-year-old Everett, said this was his first time to the Main Street event, but it wouldn't be his last.

"This has been a whole lot of fun," Christianson said. "I wanted to do something with the kids, and this has been really family friendly."

He said they started their day with pancakes at Fire Hall No.