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Firefighters rescue boy's birthday party after only one kid shows up

Posted On: Nov 20, 2019   |   Posted By: WGN TV

PLAINFIELD, Ill. - There was no fire to fight, but the Plainfield Fire Department answered the call to save a boy's birthday after only one friend made it out to his party last weekend.
All 7-year-old Dominic Giatras wanted for his birthday was a party with his friends. His parents rented GymQuest in Plainfield for a Saturday afternoon celebration, but the 20 guests he expected were no-shows.
Noreen Mattson was working the front desk at GymQuest, and said her heart sank after it became clear no one else would come.
“Ten minutes after the start of the party, we still didn't have any guests," Mattson said. “Five minutes later we had one guest show up, and twenty minutes later, he was still the only guest.”
Nobody's actually sure why the other kids didn't come, but Dominic's mom has been battling pneumonia, and that may have caused some confusion with the other parents.
Regardless, Mattson noticed other parents from a previous party were lingering in the lobby, one of whom was married to a Plainfield...

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