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Beating the winter blues at Wauconda expo

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  • Sheryl Ringel shows Jack Menzies, 6, of Wauconda a collectible toy at the Tri-County Pregnancy & Parenting Thrift Store booth during the "Winter Blues Getaway" Community Expo & Craft Show Sunday at Wauconda High School. The event featured over 70 exhibitors, craft show vendors and entertainment

       Sheryl Ringel shows Jack Menzies, 6, of Wauconda a collectible toy at the Tri-County Pregnancy & Parenting Thrift Store booth during the "Winter Blues Getaway" Community Expo & Craft Show Sunday at Wauconda High School. The event featured over 70 exhibitors, craft show vendors and entertainment
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Amanda Vodicka, 10, of Wauconda has a Uromastyx lizard on her shoulder during the Traveling World of Reptiles show at the "Winter Blues Getaway" Community Expo & Crafty Show Sunday at Wauconda High School. The event featured over 70 exhibitors, craft show vendors and live entertainment.

       Amanda Vodicka, 10, of Wauconda has a Uromastyx lizard on her shoulder during the Traveling World of Reptiles show at the "Winter Blues Getaway" Community Expo & Crafty Show Sunday at Wauconda High School. The event featured over 70 exhibitors, craft show vendors and live entertainment.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
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With the help of live music, a champion canine and a few snakes and lizards, families managed to beat the winter blues this weekend, if only for a while, at the 11th Annual Wauconda Area Chamber Community Expo and Craft Show.

The event at Wauconda High School featured more than 70 area businesses, organization and clubs, along with the American Legion Post 911 Craft Show.

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The expo began Saturday and included live music by Gritman & Moran and a visit by the 2012 Canine Olympic Champion, Police Dog K9 Maxx.

On Sunday, music was provided by Terry Spizzirri and Dave's Traveling World of Reptiles, which featured an interactive experience with exotic reptiles and amphibians, entertained kids and their parents.

An Illinois Treasurer Cash Dash representative was on hand both days to help area residents find unclaimed cash and valuables.

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