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Article posted: 7/22/2013 3:18 PM

Algonquin Founders' Days parade route changes

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By Jennifer Tranmer

Due to construction on the Western Bypass in downtown Algonquin, two changes have been made to this year's Algonquin Founders Days: the parade route and the location.

Sue Bazdor of Cary, secretary for the festival, said the parade, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, will end one block short.

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"It's a public safety issue, so we can't have anyone there," Bazdor said.

This year's Wild Wild West parade will march along the traditional route starting at Eastgate Drive and run west along Algonquin Road. After crossing the bridge, it will then turn south on Main Street and stop at Washington Street.

She also said the festival has moved to Algonquin Lakes Park, located behind Algonquin Lakes Elementary School at 1401 Compton Drive. But, she assured that the park would be a good substitute.

"We're excited, but just as nervous about a new location," Bazdor said. "We have so much more space that we can double the size of our carnival to 15 rides as opposed to last year's seven."

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