by Martha Quetsch
Fun Fest visitors can please their palates while supporting the community by purchasing food and beverages at booths operated by area clubs, churches and businesses.
Booth coordinator Roger Kahl said he makes sure that the Fun Fest’s food is from local providers, and that each offers something different.
â€œThat way, everybody makes a buck,â€ Kahl said.
Food and beverages will be available at three different places during the festival: at the Community Center, at booths on Main Street, and at the American Legion Hall.
At the Community Center, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the Maple Park Boy Scouts Venture Crew will sell bratwurst, bratwurst patties, hamburgers, chips and candy; and from noon to late afternoon, the Methodist Church will sell baked potatoes stuffed with the patron’s choices among chili, cheese, bacon and broccoli.
Throughout the event at the booths set up on Main Street, festival goers may buy pizza slices from Bootlegger’s Pizza; rib-eye sandwiches, butterflied pork chop sandwiches, hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches from Sycamore Country Store; Polish sausage and sauerkraut from St. Mary Catholic Church; pie from St. Vincent DePaul; Culver’s frozen custard from the Maple Park Lions Club; and pulled-pork sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs and bratwurst from the American Legion.
The American Legion will offer the same food selections at the beer garden in the parking lot next to the Legion Hall. Pat Mundinger and other Legion volunteers will roast two hogs for the event.
Also at the beer garden, Miller and Miller Lite beer will be on tap. Children are welcome in the beer garden if they are accompanied by a parent, Mundinger said. Attendees must show an I.D. and obtain a bracelet before purchasing alcohol in the beer gardens.
The beer gardens will be open from 4 to about 11:30 p.m. Friday and noon to midnight on Saturday.