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Jaycees carnival under way in Mt. Prospect

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  • Vincent Bayman tightens bolts on the Freakout ride, preparing for Thursday's opening of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event, returning from a three-year hiatus, is being held in the parking lot of the Mount Prospect Plaza at Central and Rand roads.

       Vincent Bayman tightens bolts on the Freakout ride, preparing for Thursday's opening of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event, returning from a three-year hiatus, is being held in the parking lot of the Mount Prospect Plaza at Central and Rand roads.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • J.P. Coetzer prepares the Cuckoo Haus attraction ahead of Thursday's opening of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event is returning from a three-year hiatus.

       J.P. Coetzer prepares the Cuckoo Haus attraction ahead of Thursday's opening of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event is returning from a three-year hiatus.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Lee Woof carries a bucket to wash down the Sizzler ride Thursday morning during preparations for the return of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event, returning from a three-year hiatus, is being held in the parking lot of the Mount Prospect Plaza at Central and Rand roads.

       Lee Woof carries a bucket to wash down the Sizzler ride Thursday morning during preparations for the return of the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival. The event, returning from a three-year hiatus, is being held in the parking lot of the Mount Prospect Plaza at Central and Rand roads.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

After a three-year absence from the community calendar, the Mount Prospect Jaycees Memorial Day Carnival is back as the town's unofficial start to summer.

The carnival started at 6 p.m. Thursday night at Mount Prospect Plaza, Central and Rand roads, and runs through Monday. It opens again at 6 p.m. Friday, then 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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As it has in past years, the event will feature carnival rides and plenty of food and beverages for sale. Admission is free, but ride tickets cost $1.25 each. Most rides require three to five tickets.

Proceeds from the carnival go back into the community in the form of charitable contributions and funding for future Jaycees events.

The is the first Jaycees Memorial Day carnival since 2010. The group canceled the 2011 event because of construction at the carnival site, and subsequent efforts to hold it didn't pan out.

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