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Frosty shamrocks: Pictures from the Lemont St. Patrick's Day Festival

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 4:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:30 a.m. CDT
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Crowds at the Lemont VFW Hall watch a musical performance during the St. Patrick's Day Festival on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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Lemont residents Jim and Julie Klouda enjoy a drink at the Lemont VFW Hall during the St. Patrick's Day Festival on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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The Lemont VFW is full of people celebrating the festivities during the St. Patrick's Day Festival on Saturday. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media
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Members of the Hughes Academy of Irish Dance perform as part of the St. Patrick's Day Festival. Lorae Mundt for Shaw Media

LEMONT – With a high of 39 degrees but thankfully no snow, Lemont marched on through a chilly St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival on Saturday.

Lemont Village Trustee Jeanette Virgilio said the weather did not put much of a damper on the parade.

"I was pleasantly surprised that, though the weather was a deterrent, the sun came out and there was a healthy crowd," she said.

Asked if this was the coldest St. Patrick's Day Parade she had attended, she said "I think we've had colder."

The festival took place in the warmer confines of the Lemont VFW Hall.

Musicians and dancers took the stage, including St. Patrick's Day Queen Bridget Lynn, who played the fiddle along with some of her music students.

"[Lynn performing] was a nice touch," Virgilio said.

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