FES­TI­VAL’S SPIRIT WILL BE MISSED

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - Denise S. Cahill - Ed­i­tor

REG­U­LAR Subi Street Fes­ti­val go­ers will have to find another way to get in to the Christ­mas spirit this year. While the dec­o­ra­tions don’t fo­cus on the an­tic­i­pated hol­i­day, it was the fes­tive spirit the event’s am­bi­ence cre­ated that cap­tured me ev­ery year. It gen­er­ated $250,000 of in-kind spon­sor­ship and went from at­tract­ing 20,000 peo­ple to 85,000 last year, when I ran in to two groups of friends – all out-of-town­ers. The streets crowded with food, en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties cre­ated unity and showed peo­ple what Su­bi­aco was ca­pa­ble of. Fin­gers crossed the street fes­ti­val re­turns next year in some ca­pac­ity.

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