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Mt. Prospect festival proves popular with families

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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.

DEBORAH PANKEY | Staff Photographer

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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.

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.

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.

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.

DEBORAH PANKEY | Staff Photographer

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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, family members could enjoy unlimited rides all afternoon. The relatively sparse crowd and a temperature in the low 80s added to the family-friendly atmosphere. "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.'"
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    • 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.
    •  Adriana Solarska, 5, of Mount Prospect, enjoys the Fun Slide Saturday during the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival.
    •  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.
    •  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.
    •  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.
    •  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.
    •  Dozens of people arrived for the 1 p.m. opening for the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival at Melas Park Saturday.
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