Poor turn-out disappoints festival organizers

August 15, 2009 4:38:25 PM PDT
Health care was the focus of the south suburban back to school festival in Dolton Saturday, but sponsors were disappointed in the turn-out.Approximately 4,000 people were expected to attend the festival at Dolton Main Park, but only a handful of families took advantage of the free services offered at there, including health screenings.

"This park should be filled with people. If this were the Taste of Chicago, we now how many people would be here. Now, we're offering health care and education information, and it's hard to get people out," said Democrat and Illinois Rep. William Davis of the 30th district.

Davis and other state leaders are urging families to make sure their children are ready for school, and they say events like the Dolton festival can help those who have been hurt by the tough economy.


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