Breaking News Bar
updated: 7/6/2013 5:33 PM

Mt. Prospect festival proves popular with families

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Justin Georgacakis of Mount Prospect and his 5-year old son, Cheydon, react to the feeling of free-fall on the "Super Shot" during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.

       Justin Georgacakis of Mount Prospect and his 5-year old son, Cheydon, react to the feeling of free-fall on the "Super Shot" during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Adriana Solarska, 5, of Mount Prospect, enjoys the Fun Slide Saturday during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival.

       Adriana Solarska, 5, of Mount Prospect, enjoys the Fun Slide Saturday during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival.
    DEBORAH PANKEY | Staff Photographer

  • Susan and Bill Treece of Arlington Heights view a 1952 Chevy Deluxe displayed by car owner Jack Shippman during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.

       Susan and Bill Treece of Arlington Heights view a 1952 Chevy Deluxe displayed by car owner Jack Shippman during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Kira Isbell, 11, and her brother Reid, 7, of Mount Prospect, make bread necklaces Saturday in the childrens tent at Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival. Kids could take advantage of free crafts, face painting, a limbo contest and live-band karaoke.

       Kira Isbell, 11, and her brother Reid, 7, of Mount Prospect, make bread necklaces Saturday in the childrens tent at Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival. Kids could take advantage of free crafts, face painting, a limbo contest and live-band karaoke.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Young patrons react to a brief feeling of free-fall while riding the "Super Shot" during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.

       Young patrons react to a brief feeling of free-fall while riding the "Super Shot" during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.
    DEBORAH PANKEY | Staff Photographer

  • Brady Limbert of Trevor, Wis., takes a ride at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival Saturday afternoon. The 5-year-old and his family visited the fest with family who live in the area.

       Brady Limbert of Trevor, Wis., takes a ride at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival Saturday afternoon. The 5-year-old and his family visited the fest with family who live in the area.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • Dozens of people arrived for the 1 p.m. opening for the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.

       Dozens of people arrived for the 1 p.m. opening for the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.
    DEBORAH PANKEY | Staff Photographer

 
 

Ali Georgacakis and her family waited with nearly 60 people for the ticket booths to open Saturday afternoon at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival.

With the $20 wristbands, Georgacakis, of Mount Prospect, her husband, Justin, and sons Cheydon, 5, Everett, 3, and Declan, 2, could enjoy unlimited rides all afternoon. The relatively sparse crowd and a temperature in the low 80s added to the family-friendly atmosphere.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

"We came over the other night for the fireworks and it was packed," Georgacakis said. "So we were like, 'Yeah, we'll come during the day.'"

Kristin Hahn of Mount Prospect came to the festival, now in its 75th year, with her daughter, Marin, 4, as well as two of her friends and their young daughters.

"We love to support our local community, and the festivals that take place in Mount Prospect," Hahn said. "It's just been a wonderful way to celebrate the Fourth of July."

Her group received $2 discounts on each of the wristbands by donating canned goods and bringing coupons.

"They're having as much fun as they can possibly soak up in four hours," Hahn said.

Saturday's festival included the Lion's Paw Charity Car Show featuring 49 antique and custom vehicles.

Yurii Skorin of Arlington Heights was among those viewing the cars. Among his favorites was a 1965 Chevy Impala similar to one his father owned.

"I like to see all these beautiful old cars," Skorin said. "I like all the ones from the '50s. These shows are just great."

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.