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Ridin' rides in the Village

October 31, 2001

Gary Moskowitz

BURBANK VILLAGE -- Several thousand Burbank residents attended the

Burbank International Children's Film Festival carnival Saturday and

Sunday in the Burbank Village.

Chris Shoemaker, executive director of the annual film festival, said

the carnival was a chance for Burbank families to come together and

celebrate the community they call home.

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"It was marvelous, because families came and spent time together,"

Shoemaker said. "At one point, I looked out and saw a kiddie train ride

full of mothers and children, all of different ethnic backgrounds, and it

was beautiful."

The carnival included rides for small children, such as the car ride

and little airplanes, as well as games, including the ring toss and

basketball.

Shoemaker said he'd like to see the carnival eventually expand through

the Village to Angeleno Avenue.

The Burbank International Children's Film Festival will continue

through Saturday with film screenings, workshops and an awards gala.

For more information on the film festival, call 841-3901, or visit www.burbankfilm.org.

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