By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — A Fat Tuesday tradition in Chicago marched on this year – as even the overnight snowstorm in Chicago couldn’t keep people from lining up for paczkis.

A line formed early Tuesday morning and into the afternoon at the European Deli & Subs shop in Bolingbrook.

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Paczkis are stuffed Polish pastries that are a popular indulgence for many Catholics before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday.

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Blueberry, strawberry, apricot – you name the flavor, people were lining up for it.

“The last week has been crazy – constantly, just constantly people coming in,” said Patricia Celjuska of European Deli & Subs. “Now, just people, you know, they remember also the holiday – you know, they don’t have that busy work schedule they used to have, so they’re like, ‘Oh my God, it’s Fat Tuesday.’”

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In the last six days, the Bolingbrook bakery has churned out some 7,000 paczkis.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff