Rain fails to wash out first SEC rally in Jefferson City

A member of the Boys & Girls Club of The Capitol City strikes a pose during a performance at the SEC pep rally downtown. The city hosted its first pep rally to celebrate Missouri’s SEC opening and highlight its downtown.

A member of the Boys & Girls Club of The Capitol City strikes a pose during a performance at the SEC pep rally downtown. The city hosted its first pep rally to celebrate Missouri’s SEC opening and highlight its downtown. Jeremy Jardine

At first, there were many more rain drops than people — and a rally slated to begin at 6 p.m. appeared to be ready for cancellation, then began about 15 minutes late.

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Mark Rehagen, dressed as Abraham Lincoln, talks to an attendee. Rehagen and two friends also dressed as historical figures walked around during the event informing attendees about Jefferson City’s past.

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The leader of Lincoln University’s Marching Musical Storm dances as he directs fellow members during the final performance at the pep rally.

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Eventually, Lincoln University’s “Marching Musical Storm” band kicked things off with some of their parade moves and a couple of selections, performed in front of the temporary stage at High and Madison streets.

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