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Attendees at the annual Firecracker Dance join together sampling local food, beverages and music Saturday, July 20, in the Metra lot on Front Street in downtown Mokena. Photos submitted
Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band Rendition perform during Mokena Lions Club’s 32nd annual Firecracker Dance Saturday, July 20.
Lauren McCutcheon (left) and Hannah Pateryn, volunteers with Mokena Lions Club, hold Heartland Service Dogs' newest puppy recruit, Rory, named after the Lions Club's mascot.
Rory, the newest puppy recruit for Heartland Service Dogs, takes in the festivities. Mokena Lions Club sponsored Rory.
Partygoers stop at one of Firecracker Weekend's most popular watering holes: Margaritaville.
T.J. Kremer III, Editor
4:00 am CDT July 23, 2019
Despite heat indexes topping 100 degrees Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, Firecracker Weekend, hosted by the Mokena Lions Club, brought hundreds of Mokenaians out for two days of entertainment.