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Westmont asks for residents’ help as flood cleanup continues

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:38 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:05 a.m. CDT
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Water gushes out of a sewer cover on 55th Street near Park Street in Westmont on Thursday.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Bikes in the front yard of a house in the 300 block of Hudson were spared Thursday morning following torrential rains in the area.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com A canoe is one of the few practical ways to cross 2nd Street in Downers Grove, east of Florence Avenue, on Thursday. More than 7 inches of rain fell on the area.
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Bill Ackerman – backerman@shawmedia.com Large portions of Lisle were under water, like the Lisle Lanes parking lot on Thursday afternoon.

WESTMONT – Children and their families learned the ins and outs of constructing a barn Saturday at the Westmont Public Library.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Kline Creek Farm Heritage Interpreter Denis Buck educated on the importance and function of barns before the kids took the lead and constructed a to-scale model.

Kline led the fun, informative build a barn workshops at 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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More library events

What: Team triviaWhen: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 6 and Aug. 20Where: The Sweet & Savory Spot, 31 N. Cass Ave.Details: Enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat while imposing brain power and competing for prizes.

What: End of summer carnivalWhen: 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2Where: Westmont Public Library, 428 N. Cass Ave.Details: Families are invited to play carnival games, conquer the obstacle course, take a ride on a pony and beat the heat with a delicious snow cone.

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For more information on upcoming events at the Westmont Public Library, go to http://westmontlibrary.org.

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