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Spanish Daily Journal
     February 21, 2019      #36-52 sdj
Events such as the Great Pumpkin Derby could be only a memory if enough St. Anne residents do not come forward to take over planning and operation of the long-running St. Anne Pumpkin Festival.

St. Anne Pumkin Fest future in doubt

El futuro de la fiesta de calabaza de St. Anne no

ST. ANNE — Last September, the St. Anne Pumpkin Festival celebrated its 30th year.

As it turns out, it might have been its final festival.

“Right now it’s in limbo,” St. Anne Mayor Dave O’Connell said. “This needs to be reinvented. ... It’s been a great thing, but all festivals have a life cycle.”

The eastern Kankakee County community will have a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the St. Anne Village Hall to determine if there is enough interest to continue the event.

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