First Bank has customer appreciation day

Brad Stephens with the Cross Walk Project of Newton performs Friday afternoon during the event. Wendy Nugent/Newton Now

A multitude gathered on a wet muddy day and the band played Santana.

So kind of like Woodstock. With hot dogs.

First Bank held its Annual Customer Appreciation Day in Military Park.

The event, which has been going on since 2001 has become a fairly large affair.

The event lasted from 11-2 p.m. Bank employees cooked some 2,000 quarter pound hot dogs to feed the multitude of people that sauntered through listening to music by Brad Stephens and the Crosswalk Project as well as  eating free sno cones, hot dogs, chips and taking advantage of a bounce house.