High temperatures having an effect on summertime events

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The Central Valley tied a record a record Wednesday-- hitting 105 for this time of year. And the hot weather has already affecting summertime events. (KFSN)

The Central Valley tied a record a record Wednesday-- hitting 105 for this time of year. And the hot weather has already affecting summertime events.

At Clovis High School, graduation falls on a hot June day. The unforgiving heat, forced school leaders to keep parents from entering the stadium until late in the evening. Some families braved the heat and stood in line for hours though, waiting to get the perfect seat.

"We had a son that graduated a few years ago and it was not this hot. we were actually talking about how it was a lot cooler," said parent Jennette Armstrong.

Years of hard work couldn't prepare even the brightest student to spend hours baking in the sun.

"We were here at grad practice this morning and i was sweating the whole time," said graduating senior Hailey Hart.

But some Fresno events won't survive the record setting temperatures. Like The Art of Life Cancer Foundation Walk.

"With temperatures up to 106,108 degrees, we just felt that it was in the best interest of our survivors and their families to postpone the event until cooler weather," said Jenelle Higton, executive director of the Art of Life Cancer Foundation.

Organizers were expecting at least 1,000 people to attend the event on Sunday to celebrate phase two of development for their healing garden.

"We were looking forward to showing them the River Park Amphitheater, the Kiwanis Playscape and the lavender labyrinth. But the reality is we were not building a healing garden for a weekend, we are building a healing garden for generations to come," said Higton.

Cancellations and delays, that may be a sign of a long summer ahead. Instead of canceling the event, organizers are planning to postpone the event to later this fall, when the weather cools down.
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