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Standard Market hosts second annual AmericaFest

Published: Friday, July 5, 2013 10:07 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, July 8, 2013 3:45 p.m. CST
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Colin McAuliffe for Shaw Media Andy Pecard, 6, of Westmont, throws a golf ball into a bucket as brother Matthew, 8, looks on at the AmericaFest at Standard Market.
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Colin McAuliffe for Shaw Media Ellie Sorokin, a member of the Pyrotechniq Fire Performance group, dances with fire at Standard Market's second annual AmericaFest.
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Colin McAuliffe for Shaw Media Kyle Ford of Pyrotechniq Fire Performance, balances a bow on fire on his wrist at the second annual AmericaFest at Standard Market.
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Colin McAuliffe for Shaw Media Cooper Hosack, 7, of Wheaton, winds up and puts all his might into hitting the bell at AmericaFest.

WESTMONT – Patriotism was on display Saturday as Westmont’s Standard Market hosted its second annual AmericaFest.

The event featured carnival games, entertainment and food, including snow cones, fried cheese curds and bratwurst.

AmericaFest raised $500 for the People’s Resource Center Food Pantry, said Kate Deck, marketing and communications manager for Standard Market.

“It was a great event; the customers really enjoyed the food and games,” Deck said. “We’re very happy and thankful for everyone.”

Standard Market’s patriotic fundraiser also featured juggling unicyclists, fire jugglers, live music and a rib sampling by Smoke Daddy Chef Kevin Ives as well as taste testing with local vendors.

“We wanted a way to celebrate America and highlight the market and locally made things,” Deck said. “It’s a way to have fun with our customers. People know they can come and get the kid’s face painted, do some shopping and just have a good time.”

For information on Standard Market, call 630-366-7030 or visit

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