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Fun on the Fourth

BARRINGTON – The Fourth of July holiday brought three days of fun to downtown Barrington.

This year's Annual Barrington Fourth of July Festival, hosted and organized by the Barrington Lion's Club, kicked off Thursday. New this year was "Patriot Park," where military personnel and support organizations worked to spread patriot awareness.

Each day of the festival began with a Color Guard presentation and the National Anthem. Other activities included rock climbing, Baggo, face painting and art lessons. The festival was free for children.

The Western Sky Band performed modern country hits Thursday, followed by Suburban Cowboys. All event proceeds will be donated to local charities. The festival was 100 percent volunteer-based.

Fireworks began at dusk Friday. An obstacle course and bands Alex and the Allstars and Sixteen Candles drew crowds to conclude the festivities Saturday.

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