A gigantic flag makes its way South along Route 31 during the parade at last year's Founders' Days Festival in Algonquin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, July 2011
Emma McBreen, 2, of Algonquin doesn't care for the goats tasting her hand as she feeds them in the petting zoo at last year's Algonquin Founders' Days.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer, July 2011
Jonathan Saylor, 15, of Hampshire, enjoys the thrill ride at the carnival for special-needs kids during last year's Algonquin Founders' Days. He attended the carnival with his mom Vicki.
Daily Herald File photo
Bert, 12, is sized up by the judges in his pirate costume at the dog and cat show at the Algonquin Founders' Days festival in Towne Park. Bert is owned by Matt and Jill Sarto of Algonquin and their children Gabrielle and Riley. He was adopted from a shelter when Gabrielle was only 1, and has donned many costumes with help from Gabrielle. Bert won the category.
Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer, July 201
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Algonquin's 53nd Founders' Days Festival will reach out to special-needs children, feature a statewide battle of the bands competition and present the town with memorable fireworks. Jerry McEvilly, who sits on the festival committee board, said the committee works year-round to give the community an affordable four days of excitement.