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Johnny Appleseed fest in Crystal Lake features animals, fun

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 11:05 a.m. CST
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(Brett Moist – For the Northwest Herald)
Brenda Forsyth and her 2-year-old daughter, Emily, feed a llama at the petting zoo during the Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday in downtown Crystal Lake.
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(Brett Moist – For the Northwest Herald)
Johnny Appleseed as depicted by Steve McPhail gives 11-year-old Danielle Lattancio a few "priceless" gems at the annual festival.
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(Brett Moist – For the Northwest Herald.)
Spectators watch for their numbered ball in hopes of winning the Great Ball Race on Saturday.

The annual Johnny Appleseed Festival on Saturday in downtown Crystal Lake featured a petting zoo, a Great Ball Race and Johnny Appleseed, himself, depicted by Steve McPhail.

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