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Westmont residents flock to end of summer carnival

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 3:52 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 4:19 p.m. CST
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Mia Duran, Elizabeth Duran, Suzy Garcia, Iris Garcia, Dylan Garcia and Brian Duran enjoy free snow cones during the annual carnival held at the Westmont Public Library.
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Claire Kent of Westmont takes her nephew Billy Buckson of Westmont on a pony ride Saturday during the annual carnival held at the Westmont Public Library.
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Dylan Berg of Westmont takes on the inflatable obstacle course Saturday at the library's annual end of summer carnival. The carnival is just one of the many free events hosted by the library.
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Asiya Marquez of Westmont enjoys a game of Horsehoes Saturday at the Westmont Public Library End of Summer Carnival
Damian Jankowski of Westmont gets a karate lesson from Paul Helsdon of True Balance Karate on Saturday during the annual Westmont Public Library carnival.

WESTMONT – More than 400 residents showed up for free snow cones, pizza and pony rides Saturday at the Westmont Public Library.

For the fifth consecutive year, the library hosted its end of summer carnival, delighting attendees with an array of free games, activities and food. It was the largest turnout ever for the carnival, according to Assistant Director Kate Buckson.

New to this year's carnival are pony rides, snow cones from the library's new shaved ice machine and free pizza donated by Nancy's Pizza. Returning attractions include a large inflatable obstacle course, carnival games and activities and karate lessons by True Balance Karate.

For a complete listing of upcoming library events, go to

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