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updated: 8/15/2012 5:36 PM

Fall festival a possiblity for rescheduled fireworks show in Wauconda

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Wauconda officials are considering possibilities for its postponed Fourth of July fireworks show, but Mundelein officials appear ready to wait until next year.

Wauconda Village Administrator David Geary said he is considering an Oktoberfest-style event, which would be a first for the village, or a New Year's Eve celebration. Those will be presented Aug. 28 to the village board.

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"We have a six-month window with our vendor to reschedule," Geary said.

In Mundelein, which was among five Lake County communities to postpone fireworks shows because of the drought, the Community Days Commission recommended not to reschedule fireworks for 2012.

Mayor Kenneth H. Kessler agreed with that assessment, according to Assistant Village Administrator Mike Flynn, but a definitive announcement has not been made.

"We really have no other event that would make logical sense to have the fireworks," Flynn said. "For Mundelein Days, we're already geared up."

The village would have to pay a $3,500 cancellation fee but would save the difference from the original $14,000 fee.

In other areas, the Round Lake Area Park District has rescheduled its show for Sept. 2 at Hook Lake, west of Route 83. Antioch will light fireworks Sept. 22 for the 9 Year Street Dance at 876 Toft Ave., near village hall, and Grandwood Park has rescheduled its show for Oct. 6.

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