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Nearly 50,000 turn out for Taste of Bolingbrook

Taste of Bolingbrook held at The Promenade

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:12 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 4:44 p.m. CDT
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com JC Smith and Pam Lugo of Bolingbrook try the Tex Mex Egg Roll from Tailgaters during the Taste of Bolingbrook held at the Promenade Thursday.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com The Overtons family, Darren (from left), Tammy, Tamiya and Tatiana, enjoy food during the Taste of Bolingbrook. Vendors included Wing Zone, Tailgaters, Beer Market, McQ's and more.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Pulled pork sandwiches from McQ's were one of several items served at the Taste of Bolingbrook Thursday.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Inga Vidkauskas of Bolingbrook looks over the fresh broccoli during the Taste of Bolingbrook held at The Promenade.
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Erica Benson-ebenson@shawmedia.com Girls from the Bolingbrook Park District Dance Force group entertain residents during the Taste of Bolingbrook held at The Promenade Thursday.

BOLINGBROOK – Organizers say nearly 50,000 people turned out for the 2014 Taste of Bolingbrook – a 67 percent increase in traffic from last year.

The event, held Thursday at The Promenade Bolingbrook, featured more than 20 food vendors spread out throughout the entire mall grounds as well as free entertainment and concerts.

Sponsors for the event included Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, DuPage County Area Project, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Advantage Chevrolet of Bolingbrook, the Bolingbrook Golf Club, RE/MAX and G & W Electric.

The 2014 Taste of Bolingbrook event committee that organized the event was made up of Kris Kuchler, Kristine Ryan, Robyn McBroom, Tom Castagnoli, Jim Galbraith, Jimmy Barber, Cheryl Jordan, Joe Johnson, Michael Carpanzano and Jennifer Navarro.

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