(WBIR - Downtown Knoxville) The rain didn't stop those at Knoxville's Irish Fest on the Hill from having a good time on Saturday. Some even said the showers were just an added bit of "Irish weather."
The sixth annual event raised money to help rebuild the ceiling and roof of the Immaculate Conception Church on West Vine Avenue.
Deborah Allen, part of the Irish Fest committee, said the church is 127 years old and was built by Irish immigrants but now needs some major modern repairs.
"For anyone that's restored a home, if you can imagine a 127 year old roof and ceiling is a lot to take on so this a way we can have a lot of fun and raise some money to help the church and celebrate Knoxville's Irish heritage," Allen said.
Allen said despite the rain the money raised will make a big difference and there was a great turnout that still got to enjoy some Irish food, beer and dancing.