Sacred Heart Germanfest in Lombard turns 50

 
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Updated 7/22/2017 4:41 PM
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  • Mary Hogan and others prepare the authentic German food they've been making for the past 14 years on Saturday during the Sacred Heart Church Germanfest in Lombard.

      Mary Hogan and others prepare the authentic German food they've been making for the past 14 years on Saturday during the Sacred Heart Church Germanfest in Lombard. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Maddie Novak, student at Glenbard East and a member of the G-Fest Project, sings Saturday during the Sacred Heart Church Germanfest in Lombard.

      Maddie Novak, student at Glenbard East and a member of the G-Fest Project, sings Saturday during the Sacred Heart Church Germanfest in Lombard. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Hundreds of people attended the 50th annual Germanfest Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard.

      Hundreds of people attended the 50th annual Germanfest Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Lombard. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

Sacred Heart Church Germanfest in Lombard began Thursday and ends Sunday in the church parking lot at 114 S. Elizabeth St.

The festival features German food, entertainment, a carnival, bingo, bags tournament and other activities.

Admission is free.

The event originated as a parish family picnic that attracted about 50 people. It since has grown steadily and organizers say about 7,000 people are expected to attend this year.

More information is at www.sacredheartlombard.org.

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