Round Lake Chamber of Commerce throws block party for community

 
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Updated 4/14/2018 5:32 PM
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  • Jaidyn Antosh, 7, of Fox Lake participates in a chicken wing eating contest during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday.

      Jaidyn Antosh, 7, of Fox Lake participates in a chicken wing eating contest during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Jocelyn Cortes, 10, of Round Lake Beach tries to guess what animal she is touching as Mary Spencer, left, of Animal Quest in Antioch holds a ferret during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday.

      Jocelyn Cortes, 10, of Round Lake Beach tries to guess what animal she is touching as Mary Spencer, left, of Animal Quest in Antioch holds a ferret during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Mary Spencer, left, and Lindsay Mikolajczyk of Animal Quest in Antioch shows off a hedgehog during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday.

      Mary Spencer, left, and Lindsay Mikolajczyk of Animal Quest in Antioch shows off a hedgehog during the Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the Round Lake Area Park District Sports Center Saturday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

For some, six hours might not have been enough to enjoy all that was available Saturday at the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Community Block Party Expo and Craft Fair at the sports center in Round Lake Beach.

Besides the numerous businesses, craft and food booths (and a wings eating contest), kids could see an exotic animal show when they weren't playing in the jump house or the Meltdown Game. Also on hand to meet the younger visitors were the Polynesian Princess from Disney's "Moana," and Spidey from the Marvel comic book series.

And because the event was held inside, the bad weather that curtailed outdoor activities may even have helped attendance

"The weather is actually perfect for us. We've had a great community turnout," said Shanna Coakley, executive director of the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

For upcoming chamber events, call (847) 546-2002 or visit rlchamber.com.

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