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Jubilee lights up Woodridge: 31st annual festival draws thousands

31st annual festival draws thousands

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:17 a.m. CDT
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Ava Januski, 6, of Wheaton, seems delighted with her ride on a dragon at the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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TJ Krezel, 3-1/2, of Woodridge, bounces to the music of "The Hat Guys" on stage at the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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Gabriella Weber, 3, of Downers Grove, goes for a spin wearing her fairy wings at the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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The Hat Guys play at the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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Marites Caston of Woodridge and her son, Joshua, 4, enjoy the view from the Ferris wheel as the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival continues on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com
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Roxanne Dilegge of Woodridge and Bob Mensch of Chicago manage to narrow the choices of food and drink at the annual Woodridge Jubilee summer festival on Friday, June 13, 2014. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com

WOODRIDGE – Woodridge’s 31st annual Jubilee festival brought in more than 7,000 people in five days, according to event organizers.

“It was one of the best-attended events we’ve had in quite a few years, and that was because of the weather,” said Megan Pettit, public relations and marketing manager with the Woodridge Park District.

The festival’s opening night carnival on June 11 was canceled due to inclement weather, but the remaining days provided for great weather, she said.

“People were out every night and during the day Saturday and Sunday it was very crowded,” Pettit added.

The event, hosted jointly by the village of Woodridge and Woodridge Park District at Woodridge and Center drives, included the carnival, children’s activities, music, food and a fireworks show.

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