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Mundelein Community Days ready for a fun weekend

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  • Six-year-old Kate Elliott of Mundelein eats ice cream Thursday after having her face painted by Allison Halver of Just For Fun during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival runs through Sunday, featuring music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.

       Six-year-old Kate Elliott of Mundelein eats ice cream Thursday after having her face painted by Allison Halver of Just For Fun during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival runs through Sunday, featuring music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Ava Letendre, 4, left, Elisa Portilla-Dehn, 4, and Violet Caldwell, 8, dance on the stage of the gazebo Thursday during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival features music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.

       Ava Letendre, 4, left, Elisa Portilla-Dehn, 4, and Violet Caldwell, 8, dance on the stage of the gazebo Thursday during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival features music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Michelle Coutre of Mundelein roasts corn with her daughters, Lily, 10, and Olivia, 13, at the Brother's BBQ tent Thursday during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival runs through Sunday, featuring music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.

       Michelle Coutre of Mundelein roasts corn with her daughters, Lily, 10, and Olivia, 13, at the Brother's BBQ tent Thursday during the first day of Mundelein Community Days at Kracklauer Park. The festival runs through Sunday, featuring music, food tents, games, and carnival rides.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
by Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

The annual Mundelein Community Days kicked-off Thursday at Kracklauer Park with live musical performances, the "Mundelein Munch" with food and drink tents, carnival rides and craft activities for children.

The McNulty Irish Dancers, a magic show with Steve Belliveau, fire engine rides, face painting by Just For Fun, and the bands Samadhi Vibe and the Modern Day Romeos on the main stage were among the day's featured events.

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"I think it's going to be the best ever," said Mundelein Assistant Village Administrator Mike Flynn. "The days line up well with the 4th of July on Friday. We have made a few improvements to make it better than last year."

The celebration culminates Sunday with the Mundelein Community Days Parade traveling along Hawley Street to Mundelein High School.

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