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Annual Lindenfest opens Aug. 9

Lindenfest schedule

Thursday, Aug. 9

5:45 p.m.: Opening ceremonies

6 p.m.: Festival grounds, carnival

6 p.m.: Little Miss, Jr. Miss, and Miss Lindenhurst pageant on the main stage

6-10 p.m.: Adult Bingo

10 p.m.: Festival closes

Friday, Aug. 10

6 p.m.-midnight: Adult Bingo (Bingo Tent)

7 p.m.: Tafoya’s Lost Boys

9:30 p.m.: Bella Cain

Saturday, Aug. 11

10:30 a.m.: Lindenfest parade

Noon-midnight: Carnival

Noon: American Stars Dance Troupe performance

Noon-1 p.m.: Youth Bingo, 12 years old and under

12:45 – 1:30 Triple Threat Dance Troupe

1-4 p.m., 5 p.m.-midnight: Adult Bingo

1 p.m.: Waterford Dance Academy

2 p.m.: Kids games, Hula Hoop contest

3 p.m.: Auction

4-5 p.m.: Teen Bingo 13-17 years old

5 p.m.: Rafael’s Fabulous House Rockers

7 p.m.: Neverly Brothers

9:30-11:30 p.m.: Dot Dot Dot

Sunday, Aug. 12

Noon-6 p.m.: Battle of the Bands

Noon-1 p.m.: Youth Bingo, 12 years old and under

1-5 p.m.: Adult Bingo

1 p.m.: Face painting for kids

Noon-6 p.m.: Carnival

Updated: September 4, 2012 6:06AM

LINDENHURST — Lindenfest, the village’s 29th annual summer festival, opens with the Miss Lindenhurst pageant at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and continues with a variety of activities through Sunday, Aug. 12.

Held on village hall grounds and neighboring Slove Park at 2301 Sand Lake Road, activities include a carnival, live music, entertainment and a parade, closing with a battle of the bands.

Throughout the festival food and beverages are sold on the grounds. “We offer a good variety of fair food and we always have a beer tent,” said Lindenfest President Andrew Bauschke, a resident for 22 years.

This is Bauschke’s third year organizing the festival, booking the entertainment and coordinating volunteers. “I don’t do this alone,” he said, explaining that the eight members of the Lindenfest committee recruit and supervise their own group of volunteers for a different event or activity. “We literally have hundreds of volunteers who staff the festival, act as judges, set up, take down and supervise all the different activities.”

The highlight of the four-day festival is the parade at 10:30 am Saturday, led by parade marshal William Isaacson, a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. “Our parade theme is “Superheroes,” and our grand marshal is a true hometown superhero,” said parade organizer Kim Henning.

A Lindenhurst resident, Isaacson served in the Army from 1942 to 1954, taking part in the invasion of Normandy, France on D-Day, and later he fought in the Korean conflict. He returned home, went back to college and worked at Abbott Laboratories for 40 years before retiring. He and his wife, Winifred, have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Henning said Isaacson was on a list of nine grand marshal nominees. “Each one has impacted our community in a unique ‘superhero’ way,” said Henning.

Other nominees included Tom Lippert, Lindenhurst Park District; John Duncan, Advocate for Youth, Faith & Fitness; Chris Ellingson, Pack and Cubmaster of Pack 86; Hans Plattner, Lakes Area Swing Band; Michelle Grimm, Save-A-Pet; Marie Braden, Lakes Community High School Friends of the Arts ;Kevin Klahs, Lindenhurst Police Chief; and Frank Slazes, Lake Villa Fire Chief.

The parade will step off from Rolling Ridge and Beck Road, heading south on Beck, turning right on Sand Lake Road, passing the Lindenfest grounds, and ending at Valley Drive.

Sunday’s battle of the bands is another highlight of the four-day festival. Nine local bands will compete for cash prizes from noon to 6 p.m. on the closing day. A panel of judges determines the top three cash prize-winners with the first place band awarded $500. Bands competing include Tadashi, LC Sozo, Silent Redemption, The Ocelots, Slamfunk, Electric Revolver, Black Glass, Villa Avenue band and According to Kate.

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