Pearls of the Past: First Ribfest

Ribfest has become a fourth of July favorite not only for local residents but for those across the greater Chicagoland area.

Hundreds of thousands come for food, games, rides, and of course, fireworks and big-name musical acts that play each year.

The four-day festival dates back to 1987 with the chartering of the Exchange Club of Naperville.

The organization dedicated itself to eliminating child abuse and domestic violence and Ribfest has helped to do so, raising more than $14-million for the cause so far.

Know someone in Naperville who is doing good deeds for others?

​If you know someone who demonstrates on-going acts of kindness or perhaps initiated a one-time special good deed, we invite you to nominate them!

Ready for a FUNdraising good time?

Join NCTV17 for Game On Online! on Thursday, October 22 at 7 PM!

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